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Britney Spears Checks Into Mental Health Facility Amid Recent Struggles

Britney Spears is reportedly seeking help at a mental health facility following her father's ill health.

The news comes three months after Spears revealed that she would be postponing her Las Vegas residency and putting her career on hold to care for her father. She will reportedly remain in the facility for 30 days.

According to TMZ, the pop icon has been struggling since her father, Jamie Spears, began suffering health complications last year.

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After his colon spontaneously ruptured, Jamie had been forced to undergo a number of surgeries to correct major issues with his intestines and colon, and according to PEOPLE, a source has revealed that Britney is struggling to cope.

“Britney just needed to focus on herself... Her dad being sick has taken a toll on her,” the source said.

“He nearly died and actually had another surgery a few weeks ago. He’s not doing well. They’re so close and it has been a lot. There is nothing dramatic going on with her -- she just realised she needs to make sure to take time to care for herself.”

Brit seemingly referenced her struggles in an Instagram post on Wednesday where she wrote, “We all need to take time for a little ‘me time.’ :)”

Fans have since taken to social media to express their love and support for the star during this time, with one Twitter user writing, "I almost have a defence mechanism kick in when it comes to Britney Spears & her happiness bc she suffered severely in front of the public for a long time to the point it was trendy to ridicule her mental health struggles," they said adding, "I wish eternal happiness for her constantly."

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