Britney Spears Stops Upcoming 'Domination' Tour For Father's Health

Pop singer Britney Spears announced Friday she will put her "Britney: Domination" tour on hold indefinitely while helping look after her father, who she said almost died recently from a "life-threatening" colon rupture.

"I don't even know where to start with this, because this is so tough for me to say," Spears tweeted along with a photo of her parents, Jamie, 66, and Lynne, 63. "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."

Spears was to launch her tour at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort in Las Vegas.

She continued with a follow-up message that stressed the importance of family and making tough decisions. She wrote:

"However, it's important to always put your family first… and that's the decision I had to make," Britney wrote. "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."

The hiatus, as Spears calls it on her official website britneyspears.com, is for an indefinite amount of time.

"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," she shared in her official 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."

Anyone wishing to refund their tickets must do so through their point of purchase, and any other questions regarding tickets should be directed to Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.

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