Britney Spears' new album delayed amid father Jamie's health struggles
Fans probably will have to wait a little longer for new music from Britney Spears.
With her Las Vegas residency show, "Domination," on hold amid news of her father's health struggles, Spears' new album will be delayed as well, according to reports from ET and Variety.
Spears is on an "indefinite work hiatus" after her father, Jamie Spears, "almost died" because of a ruptured colon.
“Everything is on hold right now until Jamie is better. But once he is, she will resume working on the album with (producer Justin Tranter)," Spears' manager, Larry Rudolph, said in a statement to Variety. "Right now, she’s taking some time off to deal with these family issues.”
Tranter will be executive producer on Spears' forthcoming album, according to ET and Variety.
When reached for comment, Spears' rep directed USA TODAY to Rudolph's statement to Variety.
Spears opened up last week about putting her Vegas show on hold in a series of tweets.
"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."
She continued: "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."
Spears' representative, Jeff Raymond, said Jamie Spears became ill two months ago and was rushed to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas.
"His colon spontaneously ruptured and he was immediately admitted into surgery," Raymond said in a statement to USA TODAY. "(He) spent the next 28 days in the hospital under the care of the amazing doctors, nurses and staff at the hospital, who the Spears family credits with saving his life.
"After a long, complicated post-operative period, he is recuperating at home and gaining strength, and is expected to make a full recovery."
Spears' father has been in charge of his 37-year-old daughter's estate and finances for nearly a decade as her conservator.
Contributing: Maria Puente