Britney Spears Cancels Vegas Shows Following Fall on Stage
"Breaks my heart to share this news. After hurting my ankle last night my doctor has advised me not to perform this weekend," Spears posted on Twitter.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An onstage ankle injury has pop star Britney Spears rescheduling her Friday and Saturday night performances on the Las Vegas Strip so she doesn't, oops, do it again.
A statement from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino where Spears performs her "Britney: Piece of Me" show said Thursday that the star's doctor recommended she take the two days to heal.
The statement says Spears injured herself during a Wednesday night performance.
Video footage of the performer shot by an audience member shows Spears kicking and high-stepping on high-heels during her single "(You Drive Me) Crazy" before her left ankle gives way.
Spears took to Twitter Wednesday night to thank her fans for the well wishes, saying she "had a little scare on stage tonight with my ankle but I'm ok!"
Your kind words mean everything to me! I'm rescheduling this weekend’s shows and will let ya'll know when we have the new dates. xoxo
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) May 1, 2015
Breaks my heart to share this news. After hurting my ankle last night my doctor has advised me not to perform this weekend— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) May 1, 2015