Britney Spears may never perform live again, according to her longtime manager Larry Rudolph. The pop legend has been taking time off for her mental health in recent months.
She checked into a mental health facility in Las Vegas in January, due to stress over financial conservatorship, and stress over her father's illness. Britney cancelled a residency show in Vegas over these concerns in January
Rudolph told TMZ that he doesn’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 went on to say that the situation was the perfect storm, and that "her meds had stopped working". There are no plans for Britney to resume her Las Vegas residency show as of now Rudolph said. "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.”
Rudolph clarified his comments to Billboard, stating that other media sources seem to be picking up my quotes to TMZ as implying that Britney will never work again.
That’s not what I said, I simply said that the Vegas residency is now officially off and that she hasn’t called me in months to talk about doing anything so I’m not sure if or when she will ever want to work again. It’s that simple.
Earlier this month, a judge in Los Angeles ordered an expert evaluation on Spears’ conservatorship, which has been run by her father. The conservatorship was established in 2008 when Britney was publicly struggling with her mental health.