Britney Spears "Full of Anxiety & Panic" Due to Dad's Illness

April 5, 2019
Britney Spears

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Us Weekly reports that Britney Spears hit a low point--spurred on by her father Jamie's failing health--before checking into a mental health facility last week. “She’s been devastated over the prospect of losing her dad. He’s always been her rock, and seeing him seriously ill has shattered her,” says a source. “She’s been depressed and hasn’t been able to find a way out of it. After Jamie’s recent surgery, she found herself so full of anxiety and panic, she didn’t know who to turn to or what to do. She’s been spiraling and feeling lost." The insider adds that things were made even more difficult for Spears because she's not performing right now. “That’s always been her outlet,” the source explains. “It’s been a very tough few months for her...She felt like it was time to get help and that she needed support. She wants to understand her feelings and learn how to cope with them. She wanted to find a way to take care of herself and get out of the dark place she has been in." Jamie has been Britney's conservator since 2008, when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.