Britney Spears’ father Jamie has had his leg amputated and ‘is not doing well’ but there is hope for a reconciliation with his daughter following THAT conservatorship row
Britney Spears’s father Jamie had his leg amputated a month ago and is ‘not doing well.’
According to TMZ: ‘Jamie had a massive infection in one of his legs that landed him in a hospital for weeks. He had 5 unsuccessful surgeries to contain the infection, and doctors decided the only way to proceed was amputation.’
Britney has started making amends with her mother Lynne, 68, and there is now hope that she can start to repair her fractured relationship wtih her father, 71.
It’s thought that no matter what has happened, she still misses him and he harbours no resentment towards her following the conservatorship battle fall out.
The site reports that Jamie – who has had a well-publicised battle with alcoholism, is not doing well. ‘He’s had other ailments and has been downcast amid the torrent of criticism over his handling of the conservatorship … something he thinks is terribly unfair.
Britney Spears’ father Jamie has had his leg amputated and ‘is not doing well’ but there is hope for a reconciliation with his daughter following THAT conservatorship row (pictured together in 2016)
A frail-looking Jamie, pictured after he was removed as Britney Spears’ conservator in 2021, was released from rehab in July, according to a source
‘Jamie is the one who moved from Louisiana to care for his daughter back in 2007. Lots of people who were involved back then say Jamie may have saved Britney’s life.’
It’s not clear whether re-establishing a relationship with her father would have an impact on the legal action which is currently ongoing over allegations over the conservatorship.
MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for Britney Spears for comment.
Back in October, DailyMail.com exclusively revealed that Jamie was back living with his youngest daughter Jamie Lynn at her newly built home in Louisiana, after another failed stint in rehab for alcoholism.
Jamie – whose lengthy battle with booze was first detailed by his ex-wife Lynne in her 2008 book Through the Storm – left rehab in July after completing a 30-day program, according to a Spears family insider, who claims that the father-of-three has since struggled to stay sober.
Britney’s father has been living in a guest house at Jamie Lynn’s property in Hammond, Louisiana, with her husband Jamie Watson and their daughters Ivey, five, and Maddie, 15, a source shared – adding that his drinking has sparked serious concern among his family members.
‘Jamie just got out of rehab, but is already drinking again, which worries Lynne and Jamie Lynn,’ they said.
He himself revealed in December 2022 that he had moved in with his younger daughter Jamie Lynn during an interview with The Mail on Sunday, although at the time he blamed the decision on health problems.
Britney’s mother Lynne Spears, 68, is ‘really making an effort’ to get back into her daughter’s life, pictured in 2000
Britney is said to ‘like’ spending time with her mother. Lynne was seen attending her birthday party early this month and even appeared to spend the night; pictured in 2006
In 2008, Jamie took complete control over Britney’s life when he became her conservator following a mental breakdown at her home on Mulholland Drive in Beverly Hills, California.
In 2014, Britney told a judge that presided over her conservatorship that she suspected her dad was drinking again. His attorney denied this at the time.
Jamie suffered a serious health scare in 2018 when his colon ruptured. The condition can be caused by years of alcohol consumption, according to the World Journal of Emergency Surgery.
‘A couple of months ago my father was hospitalized and almost died,’ Britney tweeted at the time. ‘We’re all so grateful that he came out of it alive, but he still has a long road ahead of him.’
The Toxic singer cancelled her second residency in Las Vegas, Domination, to care for her father.
Her first residency Piece Of Me in Sin City had her performing almost every night for four years, from 2013 until 2017, and was one of the most lucrative residencies in Las Vegas’ history.
‘I am dedicating my focus and energy to care for my family. We have a very special relationship and I want to be with my family at this time just like they have always been there for me,’ she wrote at the time.
‘It’s important to always put your family first… and that’s the decision I had to make.’
But, in a court deposition in 2021, Britney alleged that Jamie forced her to say she was pulling the plug on Domination to care for him as she detailed the horrific abuse that she was forced to endure during her 13-year conservatorship.
Britney told the court that her father had her admitted to a mental health facility against her will as retaliation for voicing opinions during dress rehearsals about cancelling the residency.
Britney stated she ‘didn’t want to ever go there,’ referring to the mental health facility, which saw her undergo extreme treatment methods generally used on those with severe mental health issues.
‘I remember calling my dad on the phone crying, and he said “You have to listen to the doctors. I can’t help you now,'” she told the court.
The pop princess also claimed that her father told her that – if she ever challenged the treatment option he chose – she would lose the battle.
The Toxic singer appear to be mending fences with her older brother Bryan, 46, and her younger sister Jamie Lynn, 32
Last month she shared a sweet post calling Bryan ‘like a dad and my best friend’ despite previously feuding with him
‘Now you don’t have to go, but if you don’t go, we’re going to go to trial and you’re going to lose,’ Britney claimed her father told her at the time.
In court documents filed by Britney’s attorney Matthew Rosengart, who was instrumental in getting the star free from the conservatorship – Jamie was referred to as an ‘alcoholic and gambling addict’.
Britney has not spoken to – or seen – her dad since her conservatorship ended in November 2021.
The latest news comes after it was revealed Britney’s mother Lynne is trying to get closer to her daughter after their relationship cratered in the wake of the dissolution of her conservatorship.
After recently reuniting with Britney for her 42nd birthday — is ‘really making an effort to be in Britney’s life,’ a source told People on Monday.
‘Her mom does love her. There is no doubt about that,’ the insider said.
However, they noted that things between the two were complicated because ‘Britney can be very stubborn.’
Lynne was trying to surmount that obstacle by being ‘very apologetic’ to her daughter as she goes through a divorce from her husband Sam Asghari.
They added that Lynne also ‘takes full blame’ for the rift that developed between them.
‘Lynne is really making an effort to be in Britney’s life. She likes spending time with her,’ the insider continued. ‘They have a complicated relationship, but it seems they both need each other.’
Britney’s mother’s attempts to get back into her life were illustrated when she was spotted at her birthday bash.
Photos obtained by TMZ showed Lynne leaving the house of Britney’s manager Cade Hudson the morning after her birthday, suggesting that she and Britney had spent the evening together.
A second source told PEOPLE that ‘being together and celebrating [Britney’s] birthday was a really nice moment for the family.’
The Toxic singer’s older brother Bryan Spears, 46, was also at her party, though he doesn’t appear to have had as contentious a relationship with her compared to his parents or other sibling Jamie Lynne Spears, 32.
Back in May of this year, Britney shared on her Instagram that she and her mother were working to settle their differences.
‘My sweet mama showed up at my door step yesterday after 3 years,’ she wrote at the time. ‘It’s been such a long time … with family there’s always things that need to be worked out … but time heals all wounds !!!
‘After being able to communicate what I’ve held in for an extremely long time, I feel so blessed we were able to try to make things RIGHT !!! I love you so much !!!’ she added. ‘Psss… I’m so blessed we can have coffee together after 14 years !!! Let’s go shopping afterwards !!!’
However, the detente appeared to be in jeopardy months later when Britney was reported to be back to feuding with her mother.
Her memoir The Woman In Me didn’t help matters when she aired years of grievances about how her mother treated her, both at the height of her fame and after her conservatorship was instituted.
The arrangement, which severely restricted her financial dependence and controlled many aspects of her daily life, was dissolved in November 2021.
Among Britney’s complaints about her mother was that Lynne allegedly hid or threw out her dolls and journals from their family home.
Lynne subsequently denied trying to sell the items, but she has been accused of selling her daughters outfits and accessories to a local used clothing shop to help make money after funds from Britney’s conservatorship were cut off.
Among the items allegedly sold was a hat the Stronger singer wore to the Billboard Music Awards in 2000, as well as Butterfly boots featured at the 2003 Kids’ Choice Awards and a top worn for an appearance on MTV’s TRL in 2002.
Britney has taken steps to suggest she is improving her relationship with other family members.
In November, she shared an Instagram photo of her older brother in what looked like a green full-body protective suit.
‘My big brother who’s like a dad and my best friend !! Not sure what’s going on with this outfit though,’ she joked in her caption.
Britney also indicated that she was mending fences with her sister Jamie Lynn when she claimed that she had visited her on the set of her movie Zoey 102, even though it appeared that the show had been filmed largely on the East Coast.
Jamie Lynn has been tight-lipped about their relationship, but during a recent stint on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, she simply said ‘I love my sister’ when asked if she ‘g[ot] on’ with Britney now.
Inside Britney Spears’ toxic family after conservatorship battle left her estranged from father, mother and sister
Britney Spears’ ‘cult-like’ conservatorship was terminated by a judge last November after 13 years of having her $60million fortune and personal affairs controlled by her 69-year-old father Jamie Spears.
And in the months leading up to the arrangement’s end, Britney exposed the true state of her relationship with Jamie, as well as her mother Lynne and sister Jamie Lynn.
She’s put her family on blast for allegedly taking advantage of her during the ‘demoralizing and degrading’ conservatorship, even going as far as to say they belong in jail for ‘what they did to me.’
And now, with Britney living life estranged from her father, sister and mother, DailyMail.com is looking back on how the conservatorship tore the Spears family apart.
Fractured: DailyMail.com is looking back on how Britney’s controversial conservatorship tore the Spears family apart; Britney pictured with mother Lynne and father Jamie
Jamie was granted a ‘temporary conservatorship’ over his daughter in 2008 after the singer landed herself in the headlines for erratic behavior – including THAT infamous head shaving incident – and, eventually, suffering a nervous breakdown.
Despite its initial temporary nature, the conservatorship was extended indefinitely, leaving Britney under the control of her father for the next 13 years.
Though Britney has previously hinted at the fact that the conservatorship felt ‘just like Groundhog Day every day’ to her, the Lucky singer rarely spoke about the arrangement or the extent of her father’s involvement in her financial, personal and career decisions.
Jamie would abruptly step down as conservator in 2019, citing personal health reasons.’ Jodi Montgomery, an experienced conservator, would temporarily take over his duties.
Power move? Jamie was granted a ‘temporary conservatorship’ over his daughter in 2008 after the singer landed herself in the headlines for erratic behavior – including THAT infamous head shaving incident – and, eventually, suffering a nervous breakdown. Despite its initial temporary nature, the conservatorship was extended indefinitely, leaving Britney under the control of her father for the next 13 years
Obvious tensions between Jamie and Britney became public when the performer objected to him remaining her conservator the following year, even threatening to cease performing if he remained in power.
Her attorney told NBC that Britney was ‘afraid of her father’ – a sentiment that would be echoed in the heartbreaking court testimony she delivered in July 2021.
Tensions flare: Obvious tensions between Jamie and Britney became public when the performer objected to him remaining her conservator the following year, even threatening to cease performing if he remained in power. Her attorney told NBC that Britney was ‘afraid of her father’ – a sentiment that would be echoed in the heartbreaking court testimony she delivered in July 2021; Jamie pictured in 2021
Though her bid to give Jamie the boot was denied, Britney’s fight to end her conservatorship as a while would gain intense momentum in 2021 following the release of The New York Times’ documentary Framing Britney Spears, which took a deep dive into the controversial conservatorship.
Just one month later, Britney’s lawyer Samuel Ingham III filed to have Jamie removed and to have Jodi takeover. And in April, she’d request to address the court regarding the life she’d been forced to live for the past 13 years.
In the 24-minute testimony, Britney slammed Jamie and claimed that the conservatorship was ‘allowing my dad to ruin my life.’
She accused her family of purposely instigating her ‘angry tantrums’ and ‘crazy’ behavior, which led to her undergoing a number of psych evaluations ‘against my will.’
She further alleged that Jamie and the rest of the family were staying at her home in Jackson Beach, Florida at the time and that her father ‘didn’t care to ask what was going on then.’
Britney also told the court that she was ‘always extremely scared’ of Jamie while growing up due to his struggles with alcohol.
By August 2021, after continued efforts in the courts by Britney’s new lawyer Mathew S. Rosengart, Jamie agreed to step down as conservator.
Bye! By August 2021, after continued efforts in the courts by Britney’s new lawyer Mathew S. Rosengart, Jamie agreed to step down as conservator. The following month, Jamie filed a petition to end the conservatorship as a whole, noting that he has ‘unconditionally loves and supports his daughter’ – it was officially terminated by a judge on November 12
After learning he would finally be abandoning the role, Britney blasted the conservatorship as ‘a family business’ and thanked Jamie for ‘exiting out of my life and finally allowing me to live mine !!!!
The following month, Jamie filed a petition to end the conservatorship as a whole, noting that he ‘unconditionally loves and supports his daughter’ – it was officially terminated by a judge on November 12.
In the months since the termination, Britney has continued to use Instagram to air out her grievances with her father, with her lawyer also recently accusing the Spears family patriarch of ‘bully[ing] and harass[ing]’ Britney after the fact.
Lynne Spears expressed publicly in a statement published in July 2021 that she fully supported her daughter’s big to remove Jamie as conservator.
It is clear to me that James P. Spears is incapable of putting my daughter’s interests ahead of his own on both a professional and a personal level,’ it read.
Yet Jamie hit back, accusing Lynne of being an absent mother and claiming she was paid $150,000 a year by Britney for her mansion in Louisiana.
Mastermind? Lynne Spears expressed publicly in a statement published in July 2021 that she fully supported her daughter’s big to remove Jamie as conservator. Britney would later accuse her mother of ‘secretly’ ruining her life and being the real mastermind behind her conservatorship in a now-deleted Instagram post published in November; Britney and Lynne pictured in 2001
‘In stark contrast, it appears that Lynne is the one who is incapable of putting her daughter’s interests ahead of her own,’ Jamie Spears’ statement said.
‘Lynne has not been involved in her daughter’s life for most of the past twelve years.’
Drama-filled childhood: More recently in a post published in April of this year, Britney alleged that her mother ‘thrived on drama’ and that she would argue with a ‘drunk’ Jamie ‘every night of my life’
Controversially, Lynne had published her own memoir Through The Storm: A Real Story Of Fame And Family In A Tabloid World in 2008, the year Jamie was made Britney’s conservator after the pop star’s months-long mental breakdown.
Britney would later accuse her mother of ‘secretly’ ruining her life and being the real mastermind behind her conservatorship in a now-deleted Instagram post published in November.
‘My dad may have started the conservatorship 13 years ago … but what people don’t know is that my mom is the one who gave him the idea,’ Britney captioned, adding that Jamie was ‘not smart enough’ to come up with the idea.
She continued: ‘She secretly ruined my life … and yes I will call her and [Britney’s former manager] Lou Taylor out on it … so take your whole ‘I have NO IDEA what’s going on’ attitude and go f*** yourself!!!!’
More recently in a post published in April of this year, Britney alleged that her mother ‘thrived on drama’ and that she would argue with a ‘drunk’ Jamie ‘every night of my life.’
Jamie Lynn Spears
Britney and her younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears have developed a highly contentious relationship over the years – which would go into overdrive as Britney’s bid to end her long-standing conservatorship revved up in the courts.
Jamie Lynn broke her silence on the matter in an emotional Instagram video published in June 2021, where she stated that she wanted nothing but ‘happiness’ for her sister and that she always has and ‘always will’ support her.
The Zoey 101 star insisted that she’d made a ‘very conscious choice’ to ‘only participate’ in the singer’s life as her sister – and that she was not on Britney’s payroll as fans had previously accused her of being.
Drifting apart: Britney and her younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears have developed a highly contentious relationship over the years – which would go into overdrive as Britney’s bid to end her long-standing conservatorship revved up in the courts; Britney and Jamie Lynn pictured in 2003
The video appeared to rile Britney up as she launched countless Instagram attacks directed at her sister Jamie Lynn, as well as her mother and father, one of which saw the star threaten to expose them if she ever landed a TV interview.
Jamie Lynn publicly begged for ‘peace’ amid her sister releasing the bombshell social media claims, which later resulted in Britney unfollowing her ‘mean a** sister’ on Instagram.
Controversial: In late 2021, Jamie Lynn announced she’d be releasing own memoir, titled Things I Should Have Said. Then while Jamie Lynn was doing publicity for the memoir she aired out a series of eye-catching allegations about Britney
In late 2021, Jamie Lynn announced she’d be releasing own memoir, titled Things I Should Have Said. She’d changed the titled from Must Confess, after receiving backlash from Britney fans over it being a partial lyric from Britney’s chart-topping track Baby One More Time.
Then while Jamie Lynn was doing publicity for the memoir she aired out a series of eye-catching allegations about Britney.
Jamie Lynn claimed her older sister once locked them both in a room with knife in hand, and described her behavior at one point as ‘erratic, paranoid and, spiraling.’
Britney categorically denied the knife story and retaliated by calling her sister a ‘scum person’ for telling ‘crazy lies’ about her.
As the bad blood between them rose to a boil, Britney also expressed regret that she had not ‘slapped you and Mamma right across your f***ing faces!!!!!’
During the week of the book’s release, Britney’s counsel sent Jamie Lynn a cease and desist over the ‘misleading or outrageous claims’ in the memoir.
Denied! Jamie Lynn claimed her older sister once locked them both in a room with knife in hand, and described her behavior at one point as ‘erratic, paranoid and, spiraling.’ Britney categorically denied the knife story and retaliated by calling her sister a ‘scum person’ for telling ‘crazy lies’ about her; Britney and Jamie Lynn pictured in 2017
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