A statement from Britney’s representatives explained what happened to her father:

“Two months ago, Mr. Jamie Spears became seriously ill and was rushed to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas.”

“His colon spontaneously ruptured and he was immediately admitted into surgery.”

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“Mr. Spears spent the next 28 days in the hospital under the care of the amazing doctors, nurses and staff at the hospital, who the Spears family credits with saving his life.”

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

“Ms. Spears has been tremendously involved with caring for her family, and as a result of his health issues and ongoing recovery, she is going to take time off.”

Britney’s Las Vegas residency show is now on hold for the foreseeable future.

We have the whole Spears family in our thoughts at this time!