April 9, 2009 14:15

Britney Spears show interrupted by 'marijuana' smoke

Safety of crew cited as reason for mid-show delay

Britney Spears show interrupted by 'marijuana' smoke
Britney Spears halted her show in Vancouver last night after just three songs because it was too smokey in the arena.

The singer who is currently on the road supporting her ‘Circus’ album, walked off stage and remained backstage for over 20 minutes while an announcer told the crowd the show would not continue if people in the audience continued to smoke weed and cigarettes.

The announcer told the crowd it was “unsafe” for Spears and her dancers to continue to perform in that environment, reports Perez Hilton.

A statement released to the gossip site said: “We want to apologize to all the fans who attended our Vancouver show tonight for the brief pause in Britney's set. Crew members above the stage became ill due to a ventilation issue."

Production staff were reportedly worried that crew working high up would become dizzy from the smoke.

Spears herself then issued an anti-marijuana message at the end of her show, telling the audience: "Thanks Vancouver. You were wonderful. Drive safe. Don't smoke weed!"

--By our New York staff.
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