Britney Cancels Tour Due to Bad Knee By Stephen M. Silverman,
The summer leg of Britney's Onyx Hotel tour has been cancelled.
Britney Spears is checking out of the Onyx Hotel -- for now. On Tuesday, the pop princess pulled the plug on the upcoming leg of her North American summer concert tour due to a severe knee injury she suffered while shooting a video last week.
Spear's Onyx Hotel show was due to continue June 22 in Hartford, Conn., and wrap up Aug. 15 in Bakersfield, Calif. She'd already played five weeks of dates in the U.S. and another six of Europe.
But Spears, 22, must now remain off her feet for six weeks with her knee in a hard brace, followed by at least eight to 12 weeks of rehabilitation, her Jive Records label said in a statement. As far as the canceled dates are concerned, the label said she "hopes to revisit those cities in the future."