Britney Spears made a shocking announcement moments ago.
For, just one month before her Las Vegas residency ‘Britney: Domination’ was set to kick-off, she has pulled the plug on all professional endeavours – confirming an “indefinite work hiatus.”
Press statement awaits below…
Britney Spears has announced an indefinite work hiatus putting her “Britney: Domination” launch run at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort on hold until further notice. She has made this decision to devote all of her time to her family and their efforts to care for her father during his recovery from a recent life-threatening illness.
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. 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. “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,” said Ms. Spears. “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,” she added.
Refunds are available at original point of purchase.
Update: Spears just added a more personalised social media statement…
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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.
While we wish her father the speediest of recoveries, it would be remiss of us to not point out ‘Domination’ wasn’t selling at all. Indeed, so sparse were sales, even opening night had an overwhelming amount of tickets left.
In any case, perhaps the time away will help increase demand. It was always ambitious launching another Las Vegas show less than a year after wrapping up its predecessor (which itself ran for four years).
Enough from us, though. What are…