Over the past couple of weeks Britney Spears has been at the centre of much speculation about her health and well-being and yesterday her long-term manager, Larry Rudolph, suggested she may never perform again.
Following the success of her Las Vegas residency last year, Britney traveled the world with her Piece of Me tour and was due to start her second Vegas residency, Domination, in February.
However the show was cancelled last minute and Britney never took to the stage.
Since 2008 Britney's estate has been under conservatorship, meaning her father Jamie Spears has control of her finances and most of the decisions regarding both her career and personal life.
Last month, Britney checked into a rehab facility and following protests from fans about Britney's autonomy she posted this video on social media:
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I wanted to say hi, because things that are being said have just gotten out of control!!! Wow!!! There’s rumors, death threats to my family and my team, and just so many things crazy things being said. I am trying to take a moment for myself, but everything that’s happening is just making it harder for me. Don’t believe everything you read and hear. These fake emails everywhere were crafted by Sam Lutfi years ago... I did not write them. He was pretending to be me and communicating with my team with a fake email address. My situation is unique, but I promise I’m doing what’s best at this moment 🌸🌸🌸 You may not know this about me, but I am strong, and stand up for what I want! Your love and dedication is amazing, but what I need right now is a little bit of privacy to deal with all the hard things that life is throwing my way. If you could do that, I would be forever grateful. Love you ❤️❤️❤️
According to TMZ, yesterday Larry Rudolph said the following of Britney:
"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."
He also said he doesn't want her to work again until she is ready and "if that time never comes again it will never come again."