Britney Spears Cancels Las Vegas Residency

"I don’t even know where to start with this, because this is so tough for me to say," she writes.

Britney Spears has announced she will no longer be performing her Las Vegas residency show, Domination.

Spears shared a childhood photo of herself with her mom and dad with the caption serving as a heartfelt statement.

“I don’t even know where to start with this, because this is so tough for me to say,” she writes. “I’ve been looking forward to this show and seeing all of you this year, so doing this breaks my heart.”

Spears says a couple of months ago her father “was hospitalized and almost died,” and she plans to put “full focus and energy on my family at this time.”

Read the full statement 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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Fans aren’t holding the news against Spears. Her supporters have been flooding her social media pages with their support and well wishes.

“We love you Britney! Support your father and family, the most important treasure in our lives,” wrote one fan. “We’re here for you and your family, queen. Sending prayers for your dad! 🙏🏼✨❤️,” wrote another.

Spears’ previous residency, Britney: Piece of Me at Planet Hollywood, initially began as a 50-date, two-year stint in 2013, but it was extended; she performed nearly 250 shows, wrapping in December 2017.

According to Billboard, the massively successful run grossed more than $137 million over four years.

According to a press release on Spears’ official website, the star is taking an “indefinite work hiatus.”

Lamar Dawson is a pop culture junkie and pop diva addict living in Manhattan. Follow him on everything @dirrtykingofpop.
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