The mother of singer Britney Spears issued a statement after her daughter reportedly checked into a mental health clinic amid reports of her father’s health crisis.
Lynne Spears posted a message that read, “Keep going no matter how bad things are right now, no matter how stuck you feel, no matter how many days you’ve spent crying, no matter how many days you’ve spent wishing things were different, no matter how hopeless and depressed you feel—I promise you won’t feel this way forever,” according to Entertainment Tonight.
Her boyfriend, Sam Asghari, shared the same message on April 4.
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It comes after Variety magazine and TMZ reported that Britney Spears reported that she checked into a facility after suffering from emotional distress. She was admitted about a week ago and is expected to remain in treatment for about a month.
The singer hasn’t publicly commented on the matter.
The reports say she has been suffering amid her father’s health crisis. He underwent surgery to repair his intestines and colon.
According to USA Today, a representative for Spears, Jeff Raymond, said her father became ill at the end of last year. He was sent to a hospital in Las Vegas.
“His colon spontaneously ruptured and he was immediately admitted into surgery,” Raymond told the newspaper at the time. “(He) spent the next 28 days in the hospital under the care of the amazing doctors, nurses and staff at the hospital, who the Spears family credits with saving his life.”
He continued: “After a long, complicated post-operative period, he is recuperating at home and gaining strength, and is expected to make a full recovery.”
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Several months ago, the “One More Time” singer wrote on Instagram that she is putting her residency on hold amid her father’s health problems.
She said in a statement, “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.”
On Jan. 4, she elaborated on social media.
Distraught over her dad's health, Britney Spears checks into mental health facility.
“It’s important to always put your family first… and that’s the decision I had to make,” Spears wrote on Instagram.
“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.”
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