Britney Spears Hospitalized Again

January 31, 2008 · Print This Article · Email This Post

Britney Spears Driving

For the second time in less than a month, a police presence has been required to hospitalize Britney Spears for psychiatric reasons. This time, the destination was the UCLA Medical Center, for another 72-hour mental health evaluation hold. While a plan has been in the works for days to re-hospitalize the troubled train wreck, it finally went down last night after her new psychiatrist visited Britney’s home and deemed her to be a danger to herself and others, partly because of “downhill behavior” and partly because of continued reckless driving. (Britney, who reportedly has not slept since last Saturday, recently drove down congested Sunset Blvd. at speeds reaching 100 m.p.h.)

Shortly before 1:00 a.m. PST, a Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance and more than a dozen motorcycle officers drove through the gates at Britney Spears’s home, on a road called The Summit in Studio City. As a police helicopter hovered overhead, officers radioed messages that “the package is on the way out.” The caravan of vehicles which drove down Coldwater Canyon Boulevard to escort Spears to the hospital stretched more than a football field in length and included two police helicopters, more than a dozen motorcycle officers and two police cruisers. (Why?!!!)

Britney Spears Drama Resumes, with Motorcade to Hospital Again

Spears’s first hospitalization this month, on January 3, occurred when she refused to return her pawns children to ex-husband Kevin Federline. Not long after that, Spears lost all visitation rights. She reportedly has been diagnosed with a bipolar disorder, but doesn’t take her medicines regularly. If she doesn’t take them regularly during this three-day stay, her psychiatrist plans to ask for a 14-day hold on her.

In related news, one of Britney’s Studio City neighbors, George Clooney, has grown weary of all the uproar and plans to sell his home and move to quieter environs.

Read more news about Britney Spears, if you can stand it.

Photo credit: Mark J. Terrill / AP and TMZ

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5 Responses to “Britney Spears Hospitalized Again”

  1. cabman on January 31st, 2008 6:26 pm

    (Britney, who reportedly has not slept since last Saturday, recently drove down congested Sunset Blvd. at speeds reaching 100 m.p.h.)
    >>>>
    She reportedly has been diagnosed with a bipolar disorder, but doesn’t take her medicines regularly. If she doesn’t take them regularly during this three-day stay, her psychiatrist plans to ask for a 14-day hold on her>>>>

    Oh my, another diagnosed disorder and lack of meds.That sure explains the 100 mph behavior.

    Any healthy person that goes to yer local medical industrial center is found with a drug treatable condition.Two meds, one to counter the other.

    Everyone in America needs some medication including the cat.

    Next to car wreck lawyers, drug ads make up half of TV ads.Down the street your 24/7 big drug box store is happy to serve your fix. Be a good consumer and be medicated.

    Ms. Spears just needs locked up for a 90 days and out one day per week to pick up trash on a county detail.In an orange suit.The best med for her.

  2. Eva on February 1st, 2008 7:29 am

    No human being makes the choice to have a mental disorder.
    Cabman, may you never be a victim of bipolar disorder or any mental disorder for it will change your mind about the orange suit and county detail. This comes from a Nurse who worked in mental health um-teen years.
    Peace!

  3. pajamadeen on February 1st, 2008 11:05 am

    Hi Eva,

    I have to agree with you on this one. I’ve known two people with bipolar disorders, and the destruction they created in their lives and in the lives of those who loved them was enormous. Neither was able to function without medication for their bipolar condition…and neither would stay on the medication because they felt fine when they took it and thought they didn’t need it anymore.

    One of the two set herself on fire in her car in a depressive phase. (A practicing attorney and functioning at a high level when she took her medications.) After a long stay in the burn unit of a local hospital, she then started an affair with a man who lived across the street from her – to gain his trust and get access to the pistol he kept in his nightstand.

    She ended up blowing out her brains in front of her 15-year-old daughter…Meds would have been a lot better than this outcome!

  4. cabman on February 1st, 2008 7:19 pm

    Eva wrote:

    Eva says:
    February 1st, 2008 at 7:29 am
    No human being makes the choice to have a mental disorder.
    Cabman, may you never be a victim of bipolar disorder or any mental disorder for it will change your mind about the orange suit and county detail. This comes from a Nurse who worked in mental health um-teen years.
    Peace!>

    Reply:

    Em-Ok. I’m just wondering tho, if anyone tended ( bothered) to notice this “disorder” when this little gal was on top of the world?

    Or just after the fame slid loads of notches, she had kids, blew through some relationships, and grew around the middle?

    cab

  5. pajamadeen on February 1st, 2008 7:30 pm

    Cab,

    You do have a point…insofar as, I seriously doubt that any of the rest of us would have gotten away with all of this extreme behavior with virtually no consequences. (Like, whatever happened to that part where she tooled down Sunset Blvd. at 100 mph? Nothing?)

    Apparently, bipolar disorder doesn’t fully manifest itself until a person is in their approximately mid-20s. So that might explain how she held it together earlier and now seems to have become completely unhinged.

    Based on my previous two experiences with people with a bipolar disorder, it’s no wonder she can’t retain household help, lawyers, etc. Apparently, just this evening, there is some news to the effect that the hospital psychiatrists consider her unable to even feed, groom, etc. herself. What a mess. Personally, I wish she would go home to Louisiana and leave us all alone.

    To me, this is one of those stories that (unfortunately) refuses to die: Laci Peterson, Michael Jackson, Natalee Holloway, etc.