The Stronger singer is said to be seeking mental health treatment after suffering emotional distress over her father's illness.
Britney Spears ' ex-husband Kevin Federline has praised her for seeking mental health treatment, his attorney says.
K-Fed was married to Britney from 2004 to 2007, and the exes share kids Sean, 13, and Jayden, 12.
A statement released by his lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, said: "Kevin commends Britney for recognizing that she needs to take a step back and that she is taking reasonable steps to dealing with her situation in a responsible way," reports ET .
Britney, 37, is reported to have checked herself into a mental health facility to seek treatment after suffering emotional stress over her father's illness.