Britney Spears cancelled her promotional trips to the UK and Latin America releasing a statement to that effect citing the need to be back home with family following the terrorist attacks in the US Tuesday.
After much thought and deliberation it is with great regret that I have decided to cancel my planned European and Latin American promotion trips.
We arrived in Australia yesterday and, only then, heard of the terrible tragedies that had occurred in New York and Washington. Many of our party including myself have spoken to our families and need to be with them at this sad time for America and for the entire world. We are currently unable to get flights back to the United States, so we plan to stay in Australia until this is possible. Until we leave, and shortly after we get back I will make myself available for any interviews that can be rescheduled to take place in the United States.
I realize that this will be a big disappointment to my fans and the media involved in and around the territory visits and launch events that were planned to take place in Cologne and Rio de Janeiro. I truly apologize to you all for this inconvenience and trust you will understand my decision to return home, and spend time with my family and loved ones.