Britney Spears is back in the spotlight again as she has been in court asking for more freedom in regards to the conservatorship she's been under for the last 11 years. There have been questions in the media raised about her mental health which the pop star addressed herself in a post on Instagram assuring her fans she is simply in need of some privacy and time to "deal with all the hard things that life is throwing my way."
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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 ❤️❤️❤️
While fans are rooting for the mother of two and have even launched a #FreeBritney movement to see the singer freed from her conservatorship entirely, her manager Larry Rudolph has told TMZ that conservatorship or not, he's not sure the pop princess will ever perform again. "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 said.
Rudolph has no involvement in Spears' conservatorship and is only given any medical information that would affect her ability to work. He noted that the singer was working on rehearsals for her newest residency that was supposed to kick off in Las Vegas in February when her father got sick. "It was the perfect storm," he said. "We had to pull her show because her meds stopped working and she was distraught over her dad's illness."
He went on to say that he hasn't heard from the singer in months, a clear indication that she isn't ready to work at this time, as she would call him every day last summer when she wanted to tour. The famous manager seems to have his client's best interests at heart, telling TMZ he's not sure if the singer should ever return to performing. "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' mental health has once again been called in to question as she recently changed her stance during her conservatorship hearing and told the judge her father did, in fact, have her committed to a mental health facility against her wishes a month ago and also forced her to take drugs, TMZ reports. Her ex-husband and father of her two sons, Kevin Federline, is also reportedly denying Spears more time with her sons until she is more stable.
“Britney’s immediate concern has been in having increased visitation time with her boys,” a source told Us Weekly. “Kevin won’t allow the boys to spend more time with their mother until Britney is once again stable and therapeutic on medication. He allows the boys to spend time with Britney, but it’s at his discretion.”