If you’ve been hoping to see Britney Spears onstage, it looks like you might have missed your chance, with the pop-icon’s manager saying she may “never again” perform live.
Back in 2013, Britney Spears kicked off her first-ever residency in Las Vegas, ultimately performing 248 shows over the next four years.
Late last year, the singer revealed that she would be heading back to Sin City, announcing a 32-date residency at the Park Theater, set to kick off back in February.
Ultimately, these concerts were postponed due to issues relating to the health of Spears’ father. “A couple of months ago, my father was hospitalized and almost died,” she explained. “I had to make the difficult decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time.”
However, following a voluntary admission into a mental health facility, Britney Spears recently appeared in court to discuss her ongoing conservatorship, which effectively named her father as her legal guardian back in 2008.
Now, it seems that all these issues have come to a head, with manager Larry Rudolph telling TMZ that not only are Spears’ Las Vegas shows unlikely to be rescheduled, but that the singer may never return to the stage.
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“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 explained.
“It was the perfect storm, we had to pull her show because her meds stopped working and she was distraught over her dad’s illness,” Rudolph continued, noting he hasn’t heard from Spears in months. “She clearly doesn’t want to perform now.”
“I don’t want her to work again ’till she’s ready, physically, mentally and passionately,” he concluded. “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.”
Britney Spears’ last album, Glory, was released back in 2016, with the singer visiting Australia for the first (and potentially, last) time back in 2009.