Britney Spears at announcement of her new residency, "Britney: Domination," at Park MGM on Oct. 18, 2018 in Las Vegas.(Photo: Ethan Miller/ Getty Images)
Britney Spears announced Friday she's postponing her new Las Vegas residency show, "Domination," because her father, Jamie Spears, has been so ill he almost died.
In a series of tweets, she said she was heartbroken about what's happened.
"I don’t even know where to start with this, because this is so tough for me to say," her first tweet opened. "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."
She didn't say in her tweets what has ailed her father but asked for understanding.
Spears' father is Jamie Spears, who has been in charge of his 37-year-old daughter's estate and finances for nearly a decade as her conservator. Spears has two pre-teen sons.
Wait, you're telling us "...Baby One More Time" is turning 20?! Where have the years gone? Handout
In celebration of Britney Spears' milestone, click forward to see 20 iconic photos from the pop star's two decades in the spotlight. EPA
Look at that baby face! In 1999, Britney Spears was just a gal from Louisiana with a hit on her hands that would change the world. JIVE RECORDS
In October 1998, Britney dropped "...Baby One More TIme" on us, and the pop world was never the same. ASSOCIATED PRESS
Things when rather well for Brit after that. She followed up the mammoth success of her first album, which sold over 10 million copies, with 2000's "Oops I Did It Again." And so the spangled aughts were born. XXX MTV VIA WIREIMAGE
2000 was a very Team Britney or Team Christina kind of year. Associated Press
The aughts also gave us one of pop music's most famous relationships. Britney and Justin Timberlake may no longer be together, but we'll always have this denim on denim look to remember them by. Associated Press
Perhaps one of Britney's most iconic stages was the Super Bowl halftime show in 2001, where she joined Aerosmith, NSYNC and Nelly onstage. SCOTT GRIES/IMAGEDIRECT
This was also the year that brought us the Performance with the Real Snake at the 2001 VMAs. XXX GETTY IMAGES
Who can forget when Brit Brit joined Michael Jackson on stage at Madison Square Garden? M.J. was celebrating his 30th anniversary as a solo artist. AFP
Britney Spears charmed Jay Leno in 2003 with a look at her new tattoo. Getty Images
In 2003, it was quite the moment when Madonna kissed Britney on stage at the VMAs, and then Christina Aguilera, who were both dressed in bridal lingerie. Getty Images
Britney looked smokin' during her Onyx Hotel tour in 2004. Getty Images
Which brings us to the Kevin Federline years. Here, the two are pictured in 2006 at a Grammys party. Getty Images
Britney married K-Fed in 2004. They attended the premiere of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" together in 2005 when she was pregnant with their first son, Sean. Getty Images
Britney and Kevin had another son, Jayden, in 2006, but the couple split after just two years of marriage. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Britney entered a troubled period from 2006-2008, but by early 2009 she was picking up the pieces again with a new album, Circus, and a healthier outlook. AP
In 2010, she delighted "Glee" fans by making a cameo in an episode entitled "Britney/Brittany." FOX
By 2016, Britney was back in full control, with a popular residency in Las Vegas and commanding performances at show like 2016's Billboard Music Awards. Getty Images
Here, Britney performs at the iHeartRadio Music festival in 2016. In 2017, Spears was named the 8th highest earning female musician by Forbes magazine, earning $34 million that year. John Salangsang/Invision/AP
Cut to 2018: At 36, Britney now has a new beau of two years (Sam Asghari, who played her love interest in the "Slumber Party" video), a happy outlook on life and she just wrapped her latest "Piece of Me" tour in England. What a crazy 20 years it's been! FilmMagic
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