Jive Press Release

Britney Spears Out for 4 Months
Tuesday June 15, 4:49 pm ET The Onyx Hotel Tour Is Cancelled

NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- After last week's injury resulting from a fall on the set of her video shoot for "Outrageous" in Queens, NY, Britney Spears underwent arthroscopic knee surgery at a New York hospital. The surgery was necessary to repair severe damage caused to the singer's leg by the incident.

Ms. Spears will be immobile for 6 weeks, with her knee in a hard brace. This will be followed by a minimum of 8-12 weeks of rehabilitation.

The Onyx Hotel Tour which was scheduled to begin on June 22nd in Hartford, CT and end in Bakersfield, CA on August 15th is cancelled. Britney Spears hopes to revisit those cities in the future. For ticket information call Clear Channel.

For further information on Britney Spears contact Sonia Muckle at 212.824.1370 or Leslie Sloane at BWR 212.901.3928 or Nicole King at BWR 310-248-6125. For further information on Britney Spears tour contact Lori Berk at 212.824.1885. For information regarding tickets call Michael Ruthig at Clear Channel 310.689.1800.