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Britney Spears Announces 'Indefinite Work Hiatus' After Father's Illness

Britney Spears Announces 'Indefinite Work Hiatus' After Father's Illness

Britney Spears is taking an “indefinite work hiatus” and putting her Las Vegas residency on hold.

The 37-year-old entertainer announced in a press release that her father has been suffering from a sudden medical illness and she wants to be there for his recovery.

Two months ago, Britney‘s father Jamie was rushed to the hospital where his colon spontaneously ruptured and he went into surgery. He spent 28 days in the hospital. He is now resting at home and is expected to make a full recovery after a “long, complicated post-operative period.”

“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,” Britney said in a 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.”

Britney originally announced her Vegas residency back in October for a February of 2019 start date.

We’re wishing Jamie Spears all the best and are sending love to Britney‘s family.

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