Britney Spears has announced her break for to spend time with her family, revealing that her father “almost died” in an emotional message to her fans.
The singer who is putting Domination Shows in Las Vegas on hold so she can help with her father Jamie’s recovery from “life-threatening health issues”, a statement on her website said.
The 1990s and 2000s icon had been due to kick off a series of concerts at the MGM resort in Las Vegas in February as part of a new residency in the city.
“I’ve been looking forward to this show and seeing all of you this year, so doing this breaks my heart,” the 37-year-old continued.
“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.”
As a result, she said, she had decided to “put my full focus and energy on my family at this time.”
Reports indicated Spears’ father Jamie suffered a colon rupture but is expected to make a full recovery.