TMZ: Britney Spears distraught over dad's illness, checks into mental health facility

Britney Spears (MGN Online)

Britney Spears has checked herself into a mental health facility, according to TMZ.

The website says Spears has been distraught over her dad Jamie's illness, which is serious and does not appear to be getting better.

In January, Spears announced on social media that she could not perform her new show "Britney: Domination," which was scheduled to begin at Park MGM.

"A couple of months ago, my father was hospitalized and almost died," Spears wrote. "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," she continued. "I hope you all can understand."

TMZ says Britney checked herself into the facility about a week ago where she will live for 30 days.

Best wishes, Britney!