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Britney Spears Reportedly Checks Out Of Mental Health Facility After Month-Long Stay

The singer reportedly sought treatment because she was having trouble coping with her father’s health problems.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt
Britney Spears

Britney Spears’ temporary hospitalization has reportedly come to an end.

The 37-year-old singer was checked out of a mental health facility on Thursday, E! News reports. Reports emerged earlier this month suggesting that Spears had voluntarily admitted herself into a facility and planned to stay there for a month in an effort to focus on her own mental wellness while dealing with her father’s reported health struggles.

But Spears’ time at the undisclosed facility has come to an end, with her boyfriend Sam Asghari taking her home Thursday morning, E! News reports. Spears made the decision to check out, but she will still be monitored while she’s at home, the outlet reports, citing an anonymous source close to the singer.

“She is still working with therapists and doctors who will be making sure that she is doing okay and following a healthy regimen for her mental health,” the source said.

Spears is reportedly looking forward to spending time with her family and does not currently have any plans to return to performing. The treatment afforded Spears “me time” and “helped her slow down and focus on her health with less distractions,” the source told E! News.

Spears announced earlier this year that she’d be taking a break from performing to focus on supporting her family — specifically, her father Jamie Spears, whose colon ruptured without warning last year and who has reportedly undergone multiple surgeries since.

“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,” Spears wrote in an Instagram post announcing her decision to halt her Las Vegas residency.

Spears had been struggling to cope with her father’s declining health, an anonymous source reported to Page Six earlier this month, adding that the singer had “gone away to try to deal with her issues before they get worse.”

However, news of Spears’ hospitalization invoked a passionate response in some of her fans, who began to claim that she’d been admitted to the facility involuntarily and was being held against her will. The “FreeBritney” hashtag began gaining traction on social media earlier this week, leading the singer to address her fanbase on social media and address rumors that “have just gotten out of control.”

“All is well. My family has been going through a lot of stress and anxiety lately, so I just needed time to deal,” she said. “Don’t worry, I’ll be back very soon.”