HOLLYWOOD: On Wednesday, it was reported that the “…Baby One More Time” singer checked into a mental health treatment facility as she continues to cope with her father Jamie Spears’ recent health scare.
A source close to Britney said the 37-year-old singer has “checked into a wellness facility” where she will “likely remain for at least a few weeks.”
“She’ll regroup and reassess everything at that time”.
Also Wednesday, Spears shared a quote on Instagram that read: “Fall in love with taking care of yourself, mind, body, spirit” in large magenta letters.
“We all need to take time for a little ‘me time.’ :)” she captioned the picture.
Her boyfriend Sam Asghari is sticking by her side.
The source also told us that Asghari has been “very helpful in making sure Britney did whatever she needed to feel better.” That included him checking in on her and being “by her side.”
The 25-year-old praised his girlfriend on social media after news broke that she was seeking treatment.
“It isn’t weakness,” he wrote on his Instagram Story. “It’s a sign of absolute strength, people should only be inspired by this, at least I am.”
Five of Spears’s singles have reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100: “…Baby One More Time”, “Womanizer”, “3”, “Hold It Against Me” and “S&M”. Other singles, “Oops!… I Did It Again” and “Toxic”, topped Australian and Canadian charts.
With “3” in 2009 and “Hold It Against Me” in 2011, she became the second artist after Mariah Carey in the Hot 100’s history to debut at number one with two or more songs.