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Shocking! Britney Spears abruptly cancels Las Vegas residency

Oops, she ain’t doing it again.

Noted pop diva Britney Spears has rocked the entertainment industry with an shocking announcement via Instagram: she will cancel her Las Vegas residency.

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Citing issues with her father’s health, Spears has cancelled her new residency, titled Domination, without fanfare.

“A couple of months ago, my father was hospitalized and almost died” Spears said in her post.

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.”

Spears went on to say ticket holders can apply for refunds via her website. “I’ve been looking forward to this show and seeing all of you this year, so doing this breaks my heart,” she added.

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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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The embattled pop star, noted for her early 2000s hits and subsequent meltdowns, had seemed to have found stability by performing in a Vegas residency. Her recently concluded Piece of Me, housed at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino, ran four years and grossed more than $100 million.

Spears had announced Domination, set to hit the stage at the MGM Grand Resort, in late 2018. Tickets had gone on sale for shows through this August.