Will Britney Spears ever perform again? Fans hope she's OK as lawyer likens her mental state to comatose patient
Fans of Britney Spears are keeping an extremely close and careful watch on her ongoing court battle with Jamie Spears, her father, as the pop star fights for the revocation of her conservatorship. However, despite it all, the 38-year-old singer seems to be trying her very best to keep her spirits up as seen in her latest Instagram post where she excitedly told her fans how much she enjoyed summer.
In her latest Instagram video, Britney, speaking rather rapidly, says, "This summer has been so much fun for me. I learned so much, I laughed so much, I swam so much. But the most important thing that I did learn is that life has so many spontaneous gifts at each moment. Sometimes we need to learn how to slow down and how to embrace them all. Anyways, I hope your Summer was as good as mine, and God bless you all."
However, concerned fans were quick to comment on the video post about how the 'Toxic' hitmaker doesn't look alright. One fan, in all caps, worriedly said, "She sounds so scared and scripting something! She's moving so much because of how nervous she is!!! Body language people she's scared for her life!" while another added, "Yeah her management probably made her say this, this is clearly scripted. Hope you're okay Brit, love you." More fans pointed out that it seemed as if the singer was reading off a teleprompter as another wrote, "Her voice is shaking & it seems like she's reading off a teleprompter or something of that," while a different user said, "Britney, you look like your haven’t slept for days but trying to look and sound like you are in good spirits and full of energy. What are they giving you?" Britney's boyfriend, personal trainer Sam Asghari, also commented on the post writing, "You are an spontaneous gift to the world."
The legal battle
Britney's fight for the revocation of her conservatorship has seen numerous twists and turns, but the latest development is the most concerning. When probed by the judge in a hearing last Wednesday (October 7, 2020), about his client's request to have a co-conservator alongside Jamie, Britney's attorney Sam Ingham said that the singer's current mental state is comparable to that of a "comatose patient." When the judge asked Ingham if Britney would sign a declaration so there's a first-hand account of her feelings, he declared that the singer was mentally unfit to sign a sworn declaration. Ingham clarified that while Britney is not literally in a coma, she is mentally unfit to consent to a legal arrangement. The judge set a later date to address this issue.
Britney, last month, told the court that she objects her father's attempt to rehire estate manager Andrew Wallet, who, according to the singer, is "uniquely unsuited and overpaid." Britney has strongly opposed the rehiring of Wallet – who worked as co-conservator from 2008 to 2019 – as she couldn't afford his services after he made millions in the past off of the pop princess. Britney said Wallet was paid nearly a half a million dollars a year for the last 5 years and, according to the singer, is too expensive. Wallet also received a $100,000 payout in March 2019 when he quit the job. Jamie, refuting her daughter's claims, told the court that she hadn't portrayed the situation accurately.
Will Britney perform again?
Once the issue of the declaration came up, Ingham told the judge that Britney does not want to perform again while Jamie is intent on her resuming her career. The same can be confirmed through documents filed on Monday (October 12, 2020) in which Britney said that she's done performing, at least for now, reports TMZ.
Firing back, Britney's father, in new documents, said her daughter's objections to the appointment of the conservator are "factual misstatements." He asked the court to weigh the facts. As of now, the status of Britney's conservatorship remains unchanged.