Brit­ney Spears Tak­ing a Break After Dad’s Health Cri­sis

People (USA) - - SCOOP - —MELODY CHIU

Brit­ney Spears is hit­ting pause on her ca­reer to care for her father. On Jan. 4—one month be­fore the singer, 37, was set to launch her new

Las Vegas res­i­dency “Dom­i­na­tion”—spears re­vealed her dad, Jamie, 66, un­der­went surgery for a “life-threat­en­ing” colon rup­ture in Novem­ber. “My father was hos­pi­tal­ized and al­most died,” Spears said in a state­ment an­nounc­ing her decision to take an “in­def­i­nite work hia­tus.” With a long road still ahead, Jamie—who has been Spears’s per­sonal and fi­nan­cial con­ser­va­tor since 2008—is also lean­ing on wife Lynne, son

Bryan, 41, and daugh­ter Jamie Lynn, 27, for sup­port. Said Brit­ney: “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.”

‘IT’S IM­POR­TANT TO AL­WAYS PUT YOUR FAM­ILY FIRST’ —SPEARS ON HALT­ING HER CA­REER

Re­cov­er­ing at Home “I am ded­i­cat­ing my fo­cus and en­ergy to care for my fam­ily,” said Spears about her father (left).

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