Britney Spears may never perform again due to her ongoing mental health struggle, claims her manager
Britney Spears was scheduled to resume rehearsals for her 'Britney: Domination's Las Vegas residency but that now seems unlikely
Britney Spears' longtime manager Larry Rudolph claims that the pop diva may never perform again given her ongoing mental health battle. The 37-year-old was scheduled to resume her rehearsals for 'Britney: Domination's Las Vegas residency but her former entertainment lawyer shares that she will not be returning to the stage.
Rudolph shared with TMZ, "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." Rudolph has managed Spears for over two decades.
He has represented her career from 1998 to 2004 and 2008 to the present. Spears' performances in Las Vegas were scheduled to premiere on February 13 and around 32 shows had been planned through August 17. However, it was postponed on January 4 as she struggles with her mental health. The news will definitely come as a shock and surprise to her fans as she has been regarded as an icon in the industry for 20 years.
Spears became the princess of pop with her first two studio albums — 'Baby One More Time' (1999) and 'Oops!... I Did It Again' (2000) dominating the music charts. In 2007, she had to check into rehab after shaving her head with a pair of electric clippers in her mental health battle. She still continued to work that year and also served as a judge on the US version of the reality show 'The X Factor' in 2012.
The news of her not performing again follows her former husband Kevin Federline's statement that he wants her to show some improvement before granting her some more time with her two sons — 13-year-old Sean and 12-year-old Jayden. The couple were married from 2004 to 2007. According to US Weekly, a source shared, "Britney's immediate concern has been in having increased visitation time with her boys."
"Kevin won't allow the boys to spend more time with their mother until Britney is once again stable and therapeutic on medication. He allows the boys to spend time with Britney, but it's at his discretion," the source added.