The surgery, which took place around a month ago, comes after Jamie was hospitalised with a bacterial infection earlier this year.

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Britney Spears’ father, Jamie, had his leg amputated about a month ago, multiple sources confirm to PEOPLE.

Jamie, 71, spent weeks in hospital with a bacterial infection in one of his legs, sources said.

A rep for Jamie did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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As PEOPLE reported in October, Jamie was seriously ill and had been hospitalized with a bacterial infection earlier this year.

At the time, PEOPLE confirmed that the father of three was on the mend and in an outpatient infectious disease unit.

In November 2018, Jamie also became “seriously ill” and was rushed to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, where his colon “spontaneously ruptured.”

According to a statement from Britney’s team obtained by PEOPLE at the time, Jamie underwent emergency surgery and was hospitalized for 28 days.

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“After a long and complicated post-operative period, he is recovering at home and regaining strength, and is expected to make a full recovery,” the statement said.

“I am devoting all of my energy and attention to taking care of my family,” Britney, 42, added in a statement. “We have a very special relationship and I want to be with my family right now, just like they have always been there for me.”

The singer then spoke about her father’s health two months later on social media.

In a since-deleted post on X (formerly known as Twitter), the musician said she would be taking an indefinite hiatus from work and delaying her Las Vegas residency, Dominationamid his father’s health problems.

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“It’s important to always put your family first…and that’s the decision I had to make,” she wrote in a January 2019 post. “A few months ago, my dad was hospitalized and nearly died. We’re all so grateful that he made it out alive, but he still has a long road ahead of him.”

In addition to Britney, Jamie also shares daughter Jamie Lynn, 32, and son Bryan, 46, with ex-wife Lynne, 68.

Britney has had a strained relationship with her family since she was placed under the conservatorship in 2008. Two months before the conservatorship ended in November 2021, her father was removed as conservator of Britney’s estate.

On Saturday, PEOPLE confirmed that Britney was joined by her mother and brother as she celebrated her 42nd birthday with a party in Los Angeles on Saturday.

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“Being together and celebrating his birthday was a really lovely time for the family,” a source said.

Meanwhile, another source exclusively told PEOPLE that Lynne is “really trying hard to be a part of Britney’s life.”

“Britney enjoys spending time with her,” the source added. “They have a complicated relationship, but it seems like they both need each other.”

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