Britney Spears has been in the public eye since her days as a child actor on the Mickey Mouse Club.
She became an international pop icon less than a decade later with the release of "...Baby One More Time".
That life in the public eye also meant that the world was privy to all of her triumphs and struggles. However, it also means a fan base that jumps up to support her when times are hard.
On Wednesday, it was reported that Britney Spears checked herself into a mental health facility.
BREAKING: Britney Spears checks into psychiatric hospital, according to reports TMZ follows a People magazine repo… https://t.co/XxavZMGzRG— New York Daily News (@New York Daily News) 1554325527.0
Britney Spears Is Taking 'Me Time' Amid Father's Health Battle: She 'Needed to Focus on Herself,' Says Source https://t.co/zuypmIzJiF— People (@People) 1554321390.0
Britney Spears checks into self-care health facility: Report https://t.co/HO7FeG3o2G https://t.co/lIu7Id3KIV— TIME (@TIME) 1554384611.0
Spears' father, Jamie Spears, has been in failing health. His condition worsened after he was hospitalized for a ruptured colon back in January.
This has taken a toll on the singer. While Britney takes time in the facility, her children are being cared for by their father, Kevin Federline.
Fans reached out to offer their words of support.
Sending lots of love & well-wishes to @BritneySpears. An angel that deserves all the happiness in the world. ❤️👑— Frank Costa (@Frank Costa) 1554324320.0
Sending all of my love and support to @britneyspears ❤️❤️❤️ we all have to take time out for some real self care fr… https://t.co/tZBAtvBUEb— TATIANNA (@TATIANNA) 1554326763.0
Take all the time you need, @britneyspears. Millions of us are rooting for you, always. ❤️— T. Kyle 🏳️🌈 (@T. Kyle 🏳️🌈) 1554327179.0
All I know for sure right now is that I’m sending all my love to @britneyspears.— Bradley Stern (@Bradley Stern) 1554325588.0
Many were inspired by her willingness to take care of her mental health.
Britney Spears taking the time to get the help she needs is brave, smart, and laudable. I hope other pop stars fol… https://t.co/uL9aMLexsX— Hugh McIntyre (@Hugh McIntyre) 1554330510.0
i will fight anyone that makes jokes about mental health and britney spears.— 🐽alim kheraj (@🐽alim kheraj) 1554325972.0
I love you @britneyspears! I hope all is well with you and your dad. I’m also currently struggling with a loved one… https://t.co/rRh4Gu6llP— SoyBoy (@SoyBoy) 1554323983.0
Absolutely no shame in doing what you need to do to maintain your #MentalHealth ... good for @britneyspears for doi… https://t.co/mEZTeen3aA— Kurt Bardella (@Kurt Bardella) 1554325127.0
@people Smart move and I hope it being so public helps others to see there’s nothing wrong with taking care of your… https://t.co/qy3J6Bj4rA— Hofftastic (@Hofftastic) 1554331004.0
And many hoped people would not turn her choice to seek help into a punchline.
before i get off my soap box i'd like to hope everyone practices what they've been preaching for the last decade ab… https://t.co/PvvQVdpmQd— Mathew S. Rosengart Stan (@Mathew S. Rosengart Stan) 1554331170.0
Just as I suspected. Britney Spears has spent the last 11 years proving herself as a fit member of society, releasi… https://t.co/UzLpyJZbnf— brady (@brady) 1554326018.0
It's the year 2019 .. and what we're NOT going to do is use @britneyspears' mental health as a means to perpetuate… https://t.co/cNsVnbCf0s— Alycia (@Alycia) 1554327619.0
In the meantime, I am sending @britneyspears all the light & love that she deserves. She's a never-ending source o… https://t.co/gZqE4Oy3v4— Alycia (@Alycia) 1554388588.0
We're all keeping Britney and her father Jamie in our thoughts.