Today Britney announced an indefinite work hiatus putting her “Britney: Domination” launch run at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort in Las Vegas on hold until further notice. Due to her father’s recent life-threatening health issues, she has made the decision to devote all of her time to her family and their efforts to care for her father during his recovery. The new album she’s been working on will be delayed.
“I am dedicating my focus and energy to care 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 shared in her official statement. “Thank you to all my fans for your continued love and support during this time. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and I look forward to the time when I can be back on stage performing for all of you.”
“I had to make the difficult decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time,” she added.
Jamie has been Britney’s conservator for nearly 11 years.
On social media, Spears herself wrote, “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.”
She went on to reveal that her father was hospitalized a couple of months ago and nearly died. And although “he came out of it alive,” Spears noted that he “still has a long road ahead of him.”
“Everything is on hold right now until [her father] Jamie is better,” Britney’s manager, Larry Rudolph, tells ET. “But once he is, she will resume working on the album with Justin.” TMZ said Jamie’s colon spontaneously ruptured several months ago.
“Thank you to all my fans for your continued love and support during this time,” Britney said in a statement. “I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and I look forward to the time when I can be back on stage performing for all of you.”