Larry Rudolph, the 37-year-old star’s longtime manager, said that Spears may never be “physically, mentally, and passionately ready” to return to celebrity life, adding that he is happy for her to shun her singing career for good for the sake of her health.
Spears was supposed to kick of a new series of shows at her Vegas residency back in February, but they are unlikely to go ahead, reports The Sun.
Speaking to TMZ, Rudolph 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, 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.”
The star made the decision to cancel her rehearsals and postpone the shows when her dad fell ill towards the end of last year, and Rudolph went on to call the circumstances in Spears’ personal life a “perfect storm”.
Spears was left “distraught” after her father was hospitalised and almost died from a ruptured colon in November.
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Rudolph also claimed that Spears’ medication “stopped working”, adding: “Last summer, when she wanted to tour, she called me every day. She was excited.
“She hasn’t called me in months. She clearly doesn’t want to perform now.”
Putting the singer’s wellbeing first, he continued: “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.”
Rudolph’s comments come after Spears told a judge that her father had forced her to enter a mental unit and take medication against her will.
Her claims, backed by mum Lynne Spears, came as she tried to amend a 2008 ruling that lets Jamie Spears run her affairs due to her fragile mental state in a conservatorship that came into place after her 2007 breakdown, which saw her shave her head and attack paparazzi with an umbrella.
The star is said to have ditched tablets that keep her stable, claiming that they were not working — but then got worse.
Jamie Spears made her check into a Los Angeles unit for 30 days on April 3.
The mother-of-two claims that she was made to take medication there, but the 2008 ruling bars Jamie Spears from putting his daughter in a facility or medicating her without consent.
Lynne Spears is supporting her famous daughter through the court case, with it said that Spears has asked the judge to give her mum a role in the conservatorship — although other sources claim that she is asking for it to be scrapped all together.
The court said an expert must evaluate her mental state before any decision.
This story was originally published in The Sun and is reprinted with permission.