Thursday, January 10, 2019

Britney Spears Cancels Las Vegas Residency to Focus on Father’s Health

Britney Spears has canceled her forthcoming Las Vegas residency after her father was hospitalized 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.

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.

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.”

Spears’ father, Jamie was rushed into surgery after his colon spontaneously ruptured, a press statement reads. Jamie is now he 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.