Game stuck on Feature Unavailable popup (press A button for OK and nothing happens)

I left the game in the Forza TV section and the Console went into stand by. When I came back and turned the consol back on, there was a popup reading as follows:

feature unavailable
the forza motorsport servers are not available at this time. Please try again later.

I press the A button to select OK and nothing happens. The popup will not go away. The consol is ont locked up and I can still dash board. I can also still see the car rotating in the forza vista background so the game is not locked up either.

I wonder if they are doing the score board wipe now…and maybe this is the reason behind so many people having problems loading and playing the game?