Britney Spears Hospitalized Again

January 31, 2008

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.

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Photo credit: Mark J. Terrill / AP and TMZ

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