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Pop start Britney Spears announces career break to look after ailing father

LOS ANGELES: Pop superstar Britney Spears on Friday announced she is putting her career on hold indefinitely to take care of her sick father.

The singer said that she will not be performing her new show Domination.

In an emotional twitter post, the singer said: “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. 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,” she continued.

“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 http://britneyspears.com . I appreciate your prayers and support for my family during this time. Thank you, and love you all… always,” she wrote.

As a result, she said, she had decided to “put my full focus and energy on my family at this time.”

Reports indicated Spears’ father Jamie suffered a colon rupture but is expected to make a full recovery.

Spears had previously held a Las Vegas residency between 2013 and 2017.