Britney Spears checks into mental health facility

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The source said that Asghari has been "very helpful in making sure Britney did whatever she needed to feel better".

On Wednesday, the singer posted a picture on Instagram with the affirmation "Fall in love with taking care of yourself, mind, body and spirit".

And this was just the tip of the iceberg for Britney, as her fans lit up social media in support of her taking all the time she needs.

The 37-year-old singer and mother of two has reportedly been in the facility for almost a week and is scheduled to remain there for a month, TMZ reports, citing anonymous sources.

In January, the star announced a hiatus from work to take care of her father Jamie after his "life threatening colon rupture".

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"Her dad being sick has taken a toll on her", a source told People of the motivation behind her decision to seek treatment. He's not doing well. "There has been a lot of tears during this time and they are all leaning on each other for support", the source says.

The "Oops!... I Did It Again" singer also explained how hard this decision was for her, but she needed to put her "full focus and energy" on her family at this time. Jamie spent nearly a month in the hospital and is said to have been since recuperating at home.

Word spread on Wednesday afternoon (April 3) that the 37-year-old star voluntarily checked into a wellness center due to her distraught emotional state over her father Jamie's near-death illness. I hope you all can understand.

Spears put her Las Vegas residency on hold to care for him, and TMZ was told she's been having a really hard time.

After her highly public meltdown in 2008, Spears' lawyer resigned from his position as her conservator, and her father stepped in to monitor the performer's finances, according to Fox News. "Thank you, and love you all... always", she tweeted at the time. She later checked into the psych ward at UCLA's Medical Center. "Family is everything, so take your time".

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