According to the first report by TMZ and confirmed by Variety, the continued health problems faced by her father Jamie Spears has taken its toll on Britney, who is suffering from emotional distress.
“Britney just needed to focus on herself, her dad being sick has taken a toll on her. He nearly died and actually had another surgery a few weeks ago. He’s not doing well”, a source told TMZ.
Britney Spears posted on Instagram that she needed to take “a little ‘me time’” the singer’s first social media post in nearly three months, news emerged that Spears recently entered a mental health facility.
TMZ added that Spears checked herself into the unnamed facility about a week ago and will spend 30 days there at least.
In January, Britney Spears suspended her Las Vegas residency that was meant to be a five-month residency at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort from February in Las Vegas, to following her father’s life-threatening ordeal. The singer revealed in a statement posted on her social media that two months earlier, Jamie’s colon “spontaneously ruptured” resulting in emergency surgery and a 28-day hospital stay.
View this post on Instagram
I don’t even know where to start with this, because this is so tough for me to say. I will not be performing my new show Domination. I’ve been looking forward to this show and seeing all of you this year, so doing this breaks my heart. However, it’s important to always put your family first… and that’s the decision I had to make. A couple of months ago, my father was hospitalized and almost died. We’re all so grateful that he came out of it alive, but he still has a long road ahead of him. I had to make the difficult decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time. I hope you all can understand. More information on ticket refunds is available on britneyspears.com. I appreciate your prayers and support for my family during this time. Thank you, and love you all… always.
“It’s important to always put your family first… and that’s the decision I had to make,” Spears said at the time. “A couple of months ago, my father was hospitalized and almost died. We’re all so grateful that he came out of it alive, but he still has a long road ahead of him. I had to make the difficult decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time.”
However, a source told People last Wednesday, “They’re so close and it has been a lot. There is nothing dramatic going on with her, she just realized she needs to make sure to take time to care for herself.”
© 2019 GCN (Gay Community News). All rights reserved.
For 30 years GCN has been a vital, free-of-charge information service for Ireland’s LGBT+ community. We want to go on providing this community hub in print and online, helping countless individuals across the country, but the revenue from advertising across the media is falling.
GCN needs your support. If you value having an independent LGBT+ media in Ireland, you can help from only €1.99 per month. Support Ireland’s free, independent LGBT+ media.