Britney Spears has announced an indefinite hiatus from music for a heartbreaking reason 5 months ago

Britney Spears has announced an indefinite hiatus from music for a heartbreaking reason

This is so sad.

The wonderful Britney Spears has announced an indefinite hiatus from music as a result of her father's life threatening illness.

Britney took to Instagram to break the news to her fans and followers.

"I don’t even know where to start with this, because this is so tough for me to say," she 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. A couple of months ago, my father was hospitalised and almost died."

 

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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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She continued: "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."

Along with this heartfelt message, Britney Spears shared an image of herself with her parents from years ago.

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!