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Britney Spears too ill for People's Choice Awards

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Britney Spears too ill for People's Choice Awards

Britney Spears missed the People's Choice Awards because she was "sick".

The 'Toxic' hitmaker has apologised to her fans for missing the ceremony in Los Angeles last night (06.01.16) but thanked them for voting her the winner of the Favourite Social Media Celebrity category.

She shared a statement on her social media pages which read: "I wish I could have been at the People's Choice Awards tonight but I started feeling sick.

"Thank you so much for voting me Favorite Social Media Celebrity! This is dedicated to my fans, the Britney Army - without you this would not be possible."

The 34-year-old star also appealed to her fans to use the Internet to be "kind" and "spread love".

She added: "I love that I can share my world with you and that you are so supportive of me. Remember to be kind online and spread love. #ThankYou."

The 'Pretty Girls' singer beat out competition from Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Anna Kendrick - none of whom were at the ceremony - to scoop the accolade.

It was Britney's second-ever win at the annual ceremony, having scooped the Favourite Pop Artist prize in 2014.