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Britney Spears's Manager Warns Fans She May Never Perform Again

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The pop icon's Vegas residency is on hold indefinitely as she seeks assistance with mental health issues.

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Larry Rudolph, the manager of Britney Spears for nearly the entirety of her career, said the pop star may never perform again and he's ok with that.

Rudolph told Variety that he's concerned first and foremost with Spears getting healthy again. The singer checked herself into a mental health care facility in late March, citing stress over her father's ill health. Spears is set to undergo a psychological evaluation soon, according to Variety.

Spears began performing her show, "Piece of Me," at Las Vegas's Planet Hollywood resort in late 2013, eventually grossing hundreds of millions in ticket sales. Extended several times, the show last wrapped in late 2017, but was due to reopen in February of this year.

"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 told Variety.

Rudolph stressed that he was proud of Spears, who he said made the decision to focus on her mental health. He also refuted the rumors that Spears is being held in a facility against her will, a contention pushed by the -.

"[Britney] is the one whose focus is on on [getting better]. She's driving it."

Spears was acknowledged by GLAAD last year for her support of the LGBTQ community.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.