Britney Spears Postpones Las Vegas Residency Due to Father’s Illness

Britney Spears Postpones Las Vegas Residency Due to Father’s Illness

Britney Spears has announced her second Las Vegas Residency is postponed in order to focus on her family.

In a statement, it was revealed Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, was rushed to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas two months ago after his colon spontaneously ruptured. He was immediately taken into surgery and spent the next 28 days in hospital.

The statement continues, “After a long, complicated post-operative period, he is recuperating at home and gaining strength, and is expected to make a full recovery.”

Spears is involved in her father’s care, sharing, “I am dedicating my focus and energy to caring for my family. We have a very special relationship and I want to be with my family at this time just like they have always been there for me.”

She also issued a separate statement on her Instagram, sharing a throwback photo of herself with her parents.

Check out the entire Instagram post below.

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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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“Britney: Domination” was scheduled to begin shows on February 13 at the Park MGM Hotel in Las Vegas. Refunds for tickets will be available at point of purchase. For more information visit BritneySpears.com