Britney Spears has ‘always depended on father Jamie for help doing normal things’… as it’s revealed his illness ‘triggered her own decline’
She has been under her father’s conservatorship since 2008, and has now begun seeking treatment at a mental health facility after her dad’s health began to decline.
And sources have continued to shed light on just how much Britney Spears depended on her father Jamie.
According to a Page Six source, the singer struggles to trust people, and ‘has always relied on her dad to help her do “normal” things.’
Her rock: Britney Spears has ‘always relied on her dad to help her do “normal” things’, according to Page Six
Jamie’s worsening health triggered Britney’s own recent decline, according to People.
A source told the site the singer became sick with worry over her father’s health.
‘Before he got sick, Britney was doing extremely well. But worrying about her dad has made her feel physically ill,’ a source explained.
Since her father’s health issues spiked, the Baby One More Time singer ‘hasn’t been eating well’, has been neglecting her workout regimen, and is ‘constantly upset.’
Not doing well: A source told People the singer, pictured 2018, became sick with worry over her father’s health
‘As a mom, she knows she has to get better,’ the insider added.
Family have been instrumental during this difficult time.
Britney’s younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears, 28, has been caring for their father, according to Us Weekly.
‘She and her husband, [Jamie Watson], have been helping Jamie as much as they can. She’s a caretaker, even though she’s the youngest,’ a source explained.
Family first: Spears and her younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears in 2017
Jamie has even taken a break from her own music career in order to devote her attention to her father, adds the site.
Britney checked herself into a mental health facility suffering from severe emotional distress over Jamie’s spiraling colon condition.
The singer had put her Las Vegas residency on hold after her father’s health worsened last month.
Lending a hand: Spears has been caring for her father Jamie since his health issues spiked (pictured 2016 in Nashville)
Though the specifics of his condition are unclear, it is understood his colon ruptured in January, which required a lifesaving operation.
Since then he has failed to return to full health.
This has reportedly has been struggling to cope with the mental strain and will spend a month at the unspecified health facility, TMZ reports.
Shortly before the news broke, Britney took to Instagram to post a message lauding the importance of self-care.
‘Fall in love with taking care of yourself mind, body, spirit,’ read the inspirational message.
‘We all need to take time for a little “me time”‘, she captioned the photo.
‘Me time’: Shortly before the news broke, Britney took to Instagram to post a message lauding the importance of self-care