Britney Spears was seen for the first time on Easter Sunday, the first time in weeks since she checked herself into a mental health facility.
“We know she was still at the facility late last week so this appears to be a break for just a day,” TMZ reported.
Several weeks ago, it was reported that she was distraught over her father’s worsening health condition.
Britney Spears reappeared for the first time since checking to a mental health facility.
On the same day news reports broke, Spears wrote on Instagram: “We all need to take time for a little ‘me time.’ :).”
“Her dad being sick has taken a toll on her,” a source close to her told People magazine at the time, referring to her father’s health issues.
“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 realized she needs to make sure to take time to care for herself,” the person said.
Distraught over her dad's health, Britney Spears checks into mental health facility.
In the meantime, theories have been swirling online that Spears is being held against her will, as The Blast noted.
A source close to the singer told People magazine on April 19 that she “wants to be well so she can be with her boys and continue to perform.”
“She is allowed to have whatever reason she wants to take time off for her mental health,” the person added.
“The recovery is slow, but he is getting better. Everyone has been worried sick. His condition seemed so frail, but Jamie is strong,” the source said of her father.
Britney Spears Has Every Right to ‘Take Time Off for Her Mental Health’ as Dad Recovers: Source https://t.co/W3UuGHZGBU
— People (@people) April 19, 2019
In January, she wrote about her father’s health and posted a photo of her family from decades ago.
“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,” Spears wrote at the time.
At the time, she announced the postponement of her Las Vegas 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,” she said, adding, “I hope you all can understand.”
— Yahoo Entertainment (@YahooEnt) April 22, 2019
“I appreciate your prayers and support for my family during this time. Thank you, and love you all… always,” the singer continued.
In a prior interview, she said her family comes first.
“My kids come first in my life, bottom line,” Spears also stated in 2015. In the same article, her mother, Lynne, told the magazine: “I am so proud of my daughter and all her accomplishments, but I am especially proud of the mom she is and the woman she has become.”
Spears has struggled with mental breakdowns in the past.
In 2008, she was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles due to being under the influence. That same year, she was sent to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and put on 5150 psychiatric hold.