Britney Spears canceled a Thursday media conference to promote a new album, saying it was inappropriate after the terrorist attacks in the United States.

Spears arrived from New York early Wednesday for an intensive two-day promotional trip. The 19-year-old had planned to face more than 200 international media representatives in Sydney.

"I do not feel it appropriate to hold a press conference here in Australia for the launch of my album," Spears said in a statement.

"This pales in comparison to what we have just witnessed. My thoughts and condolences are with our fellow citizens who have lost their lives and with their friends and families," she added.