Britney Spears ‘Might Never Perform Again'
Following claims her dad kept her in a mental health facility against her will, Britney Spears’ manager Larry Rudolph has now revealed that the icon may never perform live again.
While rehearsals for Britney's series of Vegas shows were meant to kick off back in February, Rudolph has now revealed to TMZ that it's unlikely she will be returning for another residency any time soon -- or possibly ever.
"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," he said.
The news comes after Britney appeared in court to discuss her decade-long conservatorship, which has been in place since 2008 when her father Jamie Spears was named as her conservator, giving him control of nearly all of her business and personal affairs.
Rudolph is not -- and never has been -- part of the conservatorship, however, he did allude to recent events that saw Britney placed in a mental health facility last month after Jamie fell ill.
“It was the perfect storm,” Rudolph said. “We had to pull her show because her meds stopped working and she was distraught over her dad’s illness.” Rudolph added that he hasn't heard from the star of late, saying it's likely she's no longer eager to tour in the foreseeable future.
"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," he said.
While Rudolph he's unsure when or if Britney's likely to perform again, he was adamant that the star decides that on her own terms, saying, “I don’t want her to work again ’til 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.”