Britney Spears is set to “surprise” fans with a one-off appearance on Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors tour when it stops in Los Angeles on...

Britney Spears
Britney Spears is set to “surprise” fans with a one-off appearance on Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors tour when it stops in Los Angeles on Saturday. The singer will perform one song at the Greek Theatre gig, which will also feature Lauper, Erasure, Debbie Harry, The Dresden Dolls and The MisShapes with Jeffree Star.

Spears will take to the stage with two female background dancers, her choreographer Misha Gabriel tells website www.People.com. She last appeared live in May, when she lip-synched her way though a series of brief 15 minute concerts at the House of Blues.

Britney Spears 2007: Personal struggles and career activities
In January, Spears lost her aunt Sandra Bridges Covington, with whom she was very close, after a long battle with breast cancer. On February 16, 2007, Spears entered an off-shore drug rehabilitation facility in Antigua. She stayed, however, for less than twenty-four hours. . .

The following night, Spears went to a haircutting studio in Tarzana, California and subsequently shaved her own hair off with clippers. A few days later, on February 20, 2007, Spears admitted herself to a treatment facility in Malibu, California. A statement by her manager read, “We ask that the media respect her privacy as well as those of her family and friends at this time.” She left the facility briefly but returned on February 22, 2007. The previous day Kevin Federline had requested an emergency hearing regarding the custody of his children with Spears but his attorney announced that his client asked to cancel the court appearance. No further explanation was given. Spears left rehab on March 20 according to her manager who said she was released after “successfully completing their program”. Spears has been recording a new album with producers Sean Garrett and Jonathan Rotem among others.

During May 2007, Spears produced a mini-tour for the House of Blues which included 4 live performances across California locations, San Diego, Anaheim, Los Angeles, and one in Las Vegas. Those in attendance reported that she did not actually perform the songs live in the 15 minute show, but danced and lip-synched to recorded accompaniment of 5 previous hit songs. On May 19, Britney performed the House of Blues concert in Orlando, Florida as part of her “comeback plan” under the name of The M and M’s. Even though she suffered brief audio problems while performing Do Somethin’, where her vocals began skipping, Spears went on with the show as planned. On May 20, Spears did another show in Miami at club Mansion.

On June 22nd 2007, Spears’ representative Leslie Sloane announced that plans for her fifth studio album have been put back until 2008, due to Britney taking a hiatus, however many industry insiders believe that Jive just don’t know how to market the album and fear that her career may already be over and beyond repair.

Thanks to www.nbc15online.com, www.wikipedia.org, and www.britneyspears.com