Published: Thu, May 16, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Larry Rudolph Talks Britney Spears' Troubles in 2008 Interview

Larry Rudolph Talks Britney Spears' Troubles in 2008 Interview

The pop star's longtime manager Larry Rudolph gave TMZ an update on Spears, 37, who canceled her anticipated Las Vegas residency in January before seeking treatment at an all-encompassing wellness facility, which she left in April after a month.

"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".

"Last summer, when she wanted to tour, she called me every day", he said.

Britney - who has two sons, Sean, 13, and Jayden, 12, with her ex-husband Kevin Federline - wants the conservatorship to end, or to be granted more freedoms. At the time, she tweeted, "I don't even know where to start with this, because this is so tough for me to say". Since then, she checked into a mental health facility to work on herself and although she finished the 30-day stay at the end of April., she still wants to take the time to focus on herself and make sure she's feeling ready before she steps back into the spotlight. Since that time, Britney and her mother (Lynne Spears) appeared in court during a closed hearing to have their concerns addressed. "To me, it's about her finding her happy place".

"I have no desire or ability to make her work again", he confessed.

"Other media sources seem to be picking up my quotes to TMZ as implying that Britney will never work again".

"She's putting herself ahead of everyone else, and I'm proud of her for that". I am only here for her when she wants to work. "She has good days and bad days, but she truly wants to be better".

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Rudolph, a talent manger and former entertainment lawyer is not involved in the actress, songwriter, dancer's conservatorship; he was only given medical information that directly impacts Spears' career.

She said that the ongoing issues were causing her a hard time in a request for privacy amid the turbulent time.

Rudolph and a rep for Spears did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

Larry also spoke to Billboard to clarify that his statements did not mean Britney might never perform. One More Time, in 1999. "It's not about a career anymore - it's about life".

"Just checking in with all of you who are concerned about me".

According to the outlet, Britney allegedly told a judge that she was forced to check into a mental facility against her will by her dad Jamie.

Rudolph added of being a part of the hitmaker's life since her "Baby..." She's given so much.

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