The star who is currently taken time off her social life to focus on her health, may have go on sabbatical indefinitely till she recuperates.
In the last few months, Britney Spears has taken a timeout to focus on herself. The star who was preparing for her Las Vegas residency, 'Domination, canceled it in order to give herself some time to cope with her mental health issues. This was further aggravated when her father, Jamie, became ill. To cope with the stress of it all, the star entered a mental health facility in April.
However, it seems that she will need a lot more time to get better. Larry Rudolph, the pop icon's longtime manager, said that now may not be the best time for her work. He told TMZ that, "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 also added that since he was not involved on Britney's conservatorship (never had been either), he was only given the medical information that directly impacts Spears' career.
Britney Spears May Never Perform Again, Manager Larry Rudolph Says https://t.co/rN8Q2vPnl5— TMZ (@TMZ) May 15, 2019
Rudolph said that she was done with two-thirds of the rehearsals for her tour when she decided to discontinue. The show was scheduled to premiere on February 13, 2019, with 32 shows planned through August 17, 2019. He said, "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." Just to confirm whether this was her own decision or not, he added that Britney was always the deciding authority on her career choices. "Last summer, when she wanted to tour, she called me every day. She was excited. She hasn't called me in months. Crickets," he said. "She clearly doesn't want to perform now."
Continuing, Rudolph said, "I don't want her to work again 'till she's ready, physically, mentally and passionately. 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."
According to Radar Online, Britney Spears wants her manager Larry Rudolph fired as soon as possible! pic.twitter.com/DIZ29JsKa7— Britney Data (@britneydata) May 16, 2019
Britney Spears' conservatorship has also been in the news lately, reported Vogue. Since her hugely-publicized breakdown where she shaved her hair, her father Jamie Spears has acted as her legal conservator, giving him almost complete control of all her business, financial, and personal matters. Earlier this month, Britney petitioned the court to relax the tight guardianship rules that she was bound by, so that she could take more decisions in her own life. The judge is currently looking into the matter. However, many of her fans have started a #FreeBritney movement on social media. They are basing the movement on the hypothesis that Spears is being controlled by both her father and her team.
It's actually pretty great that Spears has decided to take time off from her work to concentrate on herself. A lot of celebrities facing mental health issues don't recognize patterns in their behaviors that might be toxic to them. Spears has displayed presence of mind by recognizing the fact that she needed help, and by using her resources to find the help she requires. We all hope the timeless pop star pops back onto the stage in no time. After all, "it's Britney, b***h".