Britney Spears introduced Friday that she’s taking “an indefinite work hiatus” to proceed to take care of her ailing father after a latest life-threatening sickness.
The pop icon was scheduled to debut a brand new Las Vegas residency present known as “Domination” in February, however postponed her return to the stage after her father, Jamie Spears, was hospitalized.
“I’m dedicating my focus and vitality to take care of my household,” Spears mentioned in a press release, according to Variety. “We have now a really particular relationship and I need to be with my household right now similar to they’ve at all times been there for me.”
“Thanks to all my followers to your continued love and assist throughout this time,” she continued. “I apologize for any inconvenience this may increasingly have brought on and I stay up for the time once I might be again on stage performing for all of you.”
Two months in the past, the singer’s father underwent surgical procedure for a ruptured colon at a neighborhood hospital in Las Vegas, the place he stayed for 28 days beneath medical care. He’s now recuperating at residence and anticipated to make a full restoration.
In an Instagram submit, Spears expanded on her choice to delay the “Domination” present till a later date. She mentioned it “breaks [her] coronary heart” to let followers down.
“I don’t even know the place to begin with this, as a result of that is so robust for me to say. I cannot be performing my new present Domination,” she wrote alongside a photograph of her household when she was a baby.
“I’ve been trying ahead to this present and seeing all of you this yr, so doing this breaks my coronary heart,” Spears wrote. “Nonetheless, it’s essential to at all times put your loved ones first… and that’s the choice I needed to make.”
Spears mentioned her father “almost died” from the medical emergency and that she’ll be dedicating her vitality going ahead to serving to him on his street to restoration.
“I needed to make the troublesome choice to place my full focus and vitality on my household right now,” she added. “I hope you all can perceive.”
Refunds for the present will likely be made obtainable whereas the live shows are placed on maintain till additional discover
In October, Spears announced her return to Las Vegas 9 months after bidding farewell to the town with a splashy parade by means of the Strip. The residency was set to kick off in February and run by means of August on the Park Theater at Park MGM, which has hosted performers resembling Girl Gaga, Cher, Bruno Mars and extra all through the years.
Spears was anticipated to rake in a reported $507,000 per show, unseating Celine Dion as the best paid entertainer in Las Vegas. Her massively profitable first residency “Britney: Piece of Me” grossed more than $137 million over four years and was seen by greater than 700,000 folks.
That present initially launched in 2013 for a deliberate two-year run, however continued till December 2017 with Spears performing almost 250 exhibits at Planet Hollywood.