Britney Spears halts smoky concert, coughs up apology

Britneyspears_wireimage06_240 Britney Spears was not on fire Wednesday night. In fact, she stopped performing because of smoke.

The pop star stopped partway through her performance at Vancouver's GM Place on April 8 and left the stage abruptly, leaving her booing fans in the dark, reports the Vancouver Sun.

A voice then came over the loudspeaker to scold the concertgoers for smoking, claiming that the smoky conditions were what scared Britney away.

Check out the announcement made in the dark:



About half an hour later, Spears returned to perform a few more songs, stopped early and as she took her bows, she gave a hint that it was marijuana smoke in particular that she was the most offended by.

"Drive safe, don't smoke weed and rock out with your c***s out!" she yelled. "Peace, motherf***ers!"

Listen to her good-byes in this clip:



Wow, it's like you were there, right?

Doing a little damage control, the following statement was posted on Britney's website following the show:

"We want to apologize to all the fans who attended our Vancouver show tonight for the brief pause in Britney's set. Crew members above the stage became ill due to a ventilation issue."

We bet Britney's fans have some venting to do.

Would you be upset if you coughed up money for this sold-out Circus concert?

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