Britney Spears Checks Into 'Wellness Facility'
Britney Spears is taking some time to focus on her well-being as she deals with her father’s illness.
The 37-year-old singer is "distraught over her dad’s illness," TMZ reports. Britney announced a hiatus early this year after it was revealed that her father, Jamie, had suffered from a ruptured colon. The publication is reporting that his condition is "quite serious and not getting better." He has reportedly had two surgeries with the second being recent, but he’s been having complications.
Britney reportedly checked herself into the facility last week and will remain there for 30 days. Moments before that news broke, Britney took to Instagram to post a quote that read "Fall in love with taking care of yourself, mind, body and spirit." She captioned the post, "We all need to take time for a little ‘me time.’ :)"
A source close to the Spears family tells People that Britney has been having a tough time dealing with her father’ illness following his hospitalization late last year. "Her dad being sick has taken a toll on her," the source says. "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." The insider adds, "There is nothing dramatic going on with her — she just realized she needs to make sure to take time to care for herself."
Back in January, Britney announced that she would be cancelling her Britney: Domination Las Vegas residency and putting her career on hold to be there for her dad.
Britney’s boyfriend Sam Asghari shared a message of strength and support for the singer. The 25-year-old fitness guru and trainer posted a message on his Instagram saying: "It isn’t weakness, it’s a sign of absolute strength, people should only be inspired by this, at least I am," he wrote.