Britney Spears cancels Las Vegas residency to focus on father’s health

The singer is taking an indefinite work hiatus

Britney Spears has cancelled her forthcoming Las Vegas residency after her father was hospitalised and almost died.

The pop star, 37, was due to begin her ‘Britney: Domination’ concerts at Park Theater inside the new Park MGM resort on February 13.

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I don’t even know where to start with this, because this is so tough for me to say. I will not be performing my new show Domination. I’ve been looking forward to this show and seeing all of you this year, so doing this breaks my heart. However, it’s important to always put your family first… and that’s the decision I had to make. A couple of months ago, my father was hospitalized and almost died. 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. I hope you all can understand. More information on ticket refunds is available on britneyspears.com. I appreciate your prayers and support for my family during this time. Thank you, and love you all… always.

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Captioning an Instagram throwback photo of her with her parents, Spears wrote: “I don’t even know where to start with this, because this is so tough for me to say.

“I will not be performing my new show Domination. I’ve been looking forward to this show and seeing all of you this year, so doing this breaks my heart.

“However, it’s important to always put your family first… and that’s the decision I had to make. A couple of months ago, my father was hospitalized and almost died.”

She continued: “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.”

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Spears’ father, Jamie was rushed into surgery after his colon spontaneously ruptured, a press statement reads. Jamie is now recuperating at home and is expected to make a full recovery.

The news means that Spears is taking an indefinite work hiatus.

The pop star performed 250 shows for her previous ‘Piece of Me’ residency, which was held at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas in 2013 and concluded in December 2017.

Spears released her last studio album, ‘Glory’, in 2016. Read NME’s three-star review here.

Refunds for Spears’ ‘Domination’ shows are available via her website.