It’s been a tough 2019 for Britney Spears so far. On Jan. 4, she revealed that her dad’s colon ruptured and he almost died. Then, she broke the news to her 21.6M Instagram followers that she had to cancel all of her upcoming Las Vegas shows so that she could be with her family. It seems like we won’t be hearing new Britney music any time soon either, as the “Toxic” singer, 37, is delaying her album.
“Everything is on hold right now until Jamie is better,” Britney’s manager, Larry Rudolph, revealed. “But once he is, she will resume working on the album with Justin [Tranter]. Right now, she’s taking some time off to deal with these family issues.”
Justin Tranter, who is the executive producer on the pop star’s next album, confirmed that he is working on her next release, but doesn’t have any idea if it will even come out in 2019. However, he is “beyond excited to be involved,” he spilled to Variety.
The mom-of-two wrote a heartfelt post on Instagram on Jan. 4, explaining to The Britney Army what was going on in her personal life. “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,” she said. “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 an 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 blonde beauty’s creative directors for Domination, Napoleon and Tabitha, revealed to their Twitter followers in a Q&A that the delay “could be six months to a year.” The duo doesn’t know when they will return to the stage, but they replied to a fan, saying, “I think if we come back, STRONGER would be a fitting name, right?”
Too early to know, however i think if we come back, STRONGER would be a fitting name right? https://t.co/6NgS3p7yAK
— Napoleon and Tabitha (@NAPPYTABS) January 4, 2019
We hope that Brit’s dad is on the mend and that she can spend all the time she needs with him. Stay strong, girl!