It’s been four months since Britney Spears put her second Las Vegas residency on hold to battle her ongoing mental health issues – and now the star’s long-time manager has shockingly admitted that she may never perform again.
“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,” Larry Rudolph — who has managed Spears, 37, on and off since 1998 — told TMZ Opens a New Window. . “Not in the near future and possibly never again.”
He also stated that he did not want Britney to return to the stage until “she’s ready — physically, mentally and passionately.” He noted, “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.”
“We had to pull her show because her meds stopped working and she was distraught over her dad’s illness,” he said. “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.”
Back in January the Toxic singer announced to fans that she would be postponing her Vegas tour – which was scheduled to begin February 13 – indefinitely as she wanted to focus on her father Jamie Spears’ recovery following a ruptured colon.
Three months later, multiple sources confirmed to Us that Britney checked into a mental health facility. She spent about one month in a “wellness centre that prioritises physical, mental and spiritual well-being,” before checking out in late April.