Britney Spears may quit touring permanently amid mental health battle

Britney Spears may never perform again as she continues to focus on her mental health, the singer’s manager has said.

The Piece Of Me singer cancelled her latest Las Vegas residency in January and recently completed a 30-day stint in rehab.

It came after Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, fell ill and battled major health issues prompting the singer to take time out to care for him.

Now Britney’s longtime manager, Larry Rudolph, says he would rather the popstar never return to the stage again to prioritise her mental health.

Rudolph told 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.’

The manager reveals that Britney, 37, was in the midst of rehearsals and was close to perfecting the shows when her dad had a medical emergency.

Larry also said the singer’s medication stopped working.

He recalled: ‘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.’

According to Larry, the Baby One More Time singer was ‘excited’ to go on tour and called him everyday to plan the shows. But he says now she ‘clearly doesn’t want to perform now’.

Larry states he has no desire for Britney to work again until she’s ‘ready physically, mentally and passionately’.

He explained: ‘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, who is mother to sons Jaden and Sean, appeared in court last week to ask a judge to grant access to her medical records.

It comes as the #FreeBritney movement continues to gather momentum with fans keen for the singer’s conservatorship to be lifted.

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