Britney Spears may never perform again, her manager Larry Rudolph has claimed.
Rudolph’s comments come after Spears recently left a treatment facility that she had been at for a few weeks.
Despite returning home, Spears’ manager claimed that the star - who announced in January that she was stepping away from her public commitments to spend time with her dad following his health issues - is still not ready to return to her Las Vegas residency.
Speaking to TMZ, he said: “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."
Recalling the decision he had to make when rehearsals for her show were almost over, Rudolph told the publication: “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.”
Insisting that he doesn’t want Spears to return to the spotlight until she is ready, the manager continued: “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."
Spears recently hit out at the rumours about her in an Instagram post.
“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,” she shared on the social media site.
“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.”