Britney Spears goes on 'indefinite hiatus' after her father 'almost dies' from ruptured colon
Britney Spears' father Jamie Spears, 66, had to undergo surgery after he ruptured his colon and she has decided to put her 'family first' and cancelled her upcoming show Domination
Pop legend Britney Spears announced on Friday that she would be taking an "indefinite" break from her work owing to her father Jamie Spears' illness. The 'Overprotected' singer revealed to fans on Instagram that she's heartbroken over not being able to go on with her much-awaited 'Domination' residency tour, but said she had to put her family first. Spears and her father have been close recently. He stepped into her life in 2008 to control her wealth and assets after her mental breakdown, several rehab stints and erratic behavioral placed her under a conservatorship.
"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," she wrote alongside an old photograph of her and her parents. Dressed in a shiny pink dress and a huge smile after a dance recital, you can tell from the photo that Britney loved posing. Her father, with a camera around his neck, is smiling in the shot beside her mum, Lynn. The couple split up in 2002 but were said to be back together in 2010, according to reports.
"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," she continued.
"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," she said thanking her fans for their prayers and support for her family.
Spears' father, who is 66 years old, had to undergo surgery two months ago after he ruptured his colon. He was admitted at the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas and spent a month at the hospital and continued "recuperating at home and gaining strength" after that, a statement reportedly said. He is expected to make a complete recovery.
As a result, Britney's 'Domination' tour has been put on hold until further notice and all of the tickets will be refunded in full, the singer confirmed. This tour was anticipated to be a huge milestone in the singer's career following her 'Britney: Piece of Me' Las Vegas residency tour. Spears made $140 million and 250 ticketed performances — and in 2017, she went on to become the most expensive ticketed last Vegas production with $855 for VIP tickets. It was the most successful residency show of all time and it only seemed like a matter of time that 'Domination' would create the same, if not better, magic.
Let's hope the 'Toxic' singer comes back on stage soon and things work out for the Spears family.