Britney Spears’ estranged dad, Jamie, ‘severely ill’ in hospital with ‘bad infection’

Britney Spears’ estranged dad, Jamie Spears, is battling a serious health issue in the hospital, Page Six can exclusively reveal.

“Jamie has been suffering with a bad infection that has required surgery,” a source tells us. “He has been hospitalized for weeks in a special infectious disease facility.”

A second insider close to the family adds that the 71-year-old is “severely ill.”

We’re also told that a new Daily Mail report claiming Jamie, an alcoholic, went to rehab over the summer is false.

His lawyer didn’t immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.

The news comes after TMZ reported in August that Jamie was initially hospitalized “several months ago” to deal with complications that arose from a knee replacement he underwent in the mid-aughts.

Sources told the outlet at the time that the Spears patriarch had “lost more than 25 pounds” and looked “extremely thin” while “in and out” of medical care.

A family insider says the 71-year-old, seen here in 2021, is “severely ill.”

Jamie has stayed under the radar since being ousted as Britney’s conservator in September 2021 following the pop star’s allegations that her dad had been “abusive” while in control of her personal, medical and financial decisions.

A Los Angeles judge terminated Britney’s 13-year conservatorship altogether less than two months later.

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The father-daughter duo have been estranged ever since, with the Grammy winner telling Jamie to “burn in hell” in an October 2022 Instagram post.

Jamie was Britney’s conservator for 13 years.
A judge terminated the pop star’s conservatorship in 2021.
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“Britney is on a healing journey, but a reconciliation with Jamie is not in the cards,” a source told Page Six in August.

Jamie repeatedly denied wrongdoing during his time as conservator, arguing he had saved Britney’s life by placing her under the guardianship in February 2008 while she struggled with her mental health.

Sources recently told us that Britney, 41, is “not on good terms” with most of her family these days.

Britney is estranged from most of her family.

However, the “Oops!…I Did It Again” singer did have a brief reunion with her mother, Lynne Spears, in May and invited her brother, Bryan Spears, to stay at her house after her husband, Sam Asghari, filed for divorce in August.

Page Six reported last week that Britney’s forthcoming memoir, “The Woman in Me,” will include explosive “bombshells” about the “Crossroads” star‘s life.

“This book will be Britney unedited,” a friend teased to us, “and I think you will finish the book with a new perspective: ‘We gotta leave this girl alone.’”