Britney Spears’ longtime manager has revealed that she may never perform again.
Amid ongoing concerns for her wellbeing, Larry Rudolph has claimed that the singer may never be “physically, mentally, and passionately ready” to return to life as a pop star.
Britney was supposed to kick off a new series of shows in Las Vegas in February, but her residency was put on hold when her dad got sick late last year.
Speaking to TMZ, Larry explained: “As the person who guides her career — based on the information I and all of the professionals who work with her are being told on a need-to-know basis — from what I have gathered it’s clear to me she should not be going back to do this Vegas residency, not in the near future and possibly never again.”
On making the decision to cancel her Vegas shows, Brit’s manager said: “It was the perfect storm. We had to pull her show because her meds stopped working and she was distraught over her dad’s illness.”
“Last summer, when she wanted to tour, she called me every day. She was excited. She hasn’t called me in months. Crickets. She clearly doesn’t want to perform now.”
Finally, Larry added: “I don’t want her to work again ’till she’s ready, physically, mentally and passionately. If that time never comes again it will never come again.”
“I have no desire or ability to make her work again. I am only here for her when she wants to work. And, if she ever does want to work again, I’m here to tell her if it’s a good idea or a bad idea.”
The news comes after Britney reportedly told a judge that her father Jamie forced her to enter a mental health facility last month.
Last week, the singer appeared in court alongside her parents to speak to a judge who oversees her conservatorship, which was established in 2008 after she suffered an alleged breakdown.
A conservatorship is an involuntary status usually reserved for elderly or very ill people who are suffering from dementia or otherwise incapacitated and unable to make decisions for themselves.
Britney’s father Jamie has been in charge of his daughter’s assets since the conservatorship was established, however the agreement doesn’t give him the power to put her into a facility without her consent.
The 37-year-old is now allegedly demanding more freedom, and told a judge that her father made her check into a Los Angeles unit for 30 days on April 3, after she stopped taking her doctor-prescribed medication.
According to The Sun, Britney’s mother Lynne, who divorced Jamie in 2002, has taken her daughter’s side.
After hearing Britney and her parents speak in court, the judge ordered an 730 expert evaluation, a process usually used to determine the mental health and competence of a parent in a divorce case.
According to reports, Britney was spotted leaving the courts complex barefoot.
Outside the courthouse, a host of the singer’s fans were protesting outside, holding signs which read “Free Britney” and “End the conservatorship now”.
The news comes after the hashtag #FreeBritney started trending on Twitter last month, after Britney was admitted into the mental health facility.
Despite fan’s concerns at the time, Britney reassured them that all was well in a video posted on Instagram.