PEOPLE reported in October that Spear’s father was seriously ill and hospitalized for a bacterial infection. It was later confirmed that he was recovering in an infectious disease outpatient facility.
Sources say that “He had a knee replacement and got a terrible infection from it.”
According to reports, Jamie underwent several unsuccessful surgeries before resorting to the amputation, which was considered a “last resort.”
Although the “Toxic” singer initially had no intentions of reconciling with her father, despite his declining help, TMZ reports that she may be warming up to the idea.
In August, insiders stated that Spears wasn’t planning to reach out to her dad to repair their strained relationship despite earlier reports.
“Britney is on a healing journey, but a reconciliation with Jamie is not in the cards,” the source said, as other reports revealed Britney would “never forgive him for the abuses and trauma he caused.”
However, according to TMZ, Jamie remains hopeful as “there’s nothing he’d rather have” than a relationship with his famous daughter again, and he harbors “no ill will.”