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Britney Sprung from Joint

1/5/2008 3:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has confirmed that Britney Spears has been released from Cedars-Sinai hospital, following an explosive morning in which she was done, done, done with it!

Sources say the hospital released her without notifying any of the principals involved in the ongoing kiddie drama. So, you ask, how could she have been released so quickly, given that she had been declared a danger to herself and others?

We're told the "5150 hold" means that she can be held against her will for a max of 72 hours, but if the hospital determines she is no longer a danger, they can release her before that.

UPDATE: Additional sources now tell TMZ Cedars absolutely made the decision on its own -- without consulting any of the lawyers in the case. We're told it is Cedars policy (and the policy of other California hospitals) to evaluate whether the "danger" has subsided at any point during the 72-hour hold.

As we have reported, even though there is significant evidence that Brit has a bipolar disorder, Cedars cannot hold her against her will to treat such a problem. If doctors determine she is no longer a danger, they must let her go -- pure and simple.

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31.

Tangie    

Just remember this, little brat Britney...the whole world saw your meltdown. You are the laughing stock of the entire universe!

2394 days ago
32.

patsy ramsey    

this is not really surprising, britney simply flashed her saggy boobs at the doctors and the doctors begged her to leave

2394 days ago
33.

sickofBrit    

I think this is ALL Justin Timberlake's fault she hasn't been right since they broke up .

2394 days ago
34.

SO SICK OF BRITNEY    

WHAT A JOKE! Let's see what happens next to this NUT CASE.

2394 days ago
35.

Seriously    

So thankful I don't live in her neck of the woods right now. Can you imagine that angry bat out of hell driving, trying to catch up on her gas station and Starbuck's hoppin'?!?

2394 days ago
36.

thisenvy    

Oh that's nice. Just let a loony who's a danger to herself and probably others out on the loose.

KFed, you might want to fly somewhere with the kids.

2394 days ago
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jeepwrangler_gal    

She's friggin nuts and its a shame that everyone else on the planet realizes this and not her her own doctors or family. How sad is this family? A mother who only cares about money and fame. A father who wants none of the lime light, and a sister who is such a little whore she's preggers after playing a "homely child" on television. Yikes, I say lock them all up in the loony bin. Well except for the father. He seems like the only sane one.

2394 days ago
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thisenvy    

32. I think this is ALL Justin Timberlake's fault she hasn't been right since they broke up .

Posted at 1:35PM on Jan 5th 2008 by My opinion

She hasn't been right since then but that was her own damn fault. She's a cheater.

2394 days ago
39.

K    

oh god... here we go


I PRAY she lay's low for a long time and on top of laying low I hope she seek's some treatment...

2394 days ago
40.

confused    

Take her kids away from her, and let her do the whatever she wants to herself. Better yet, don't follow her anymore, just let the skank go away. All she wants is the attention and really does not want to be a parent, she has proven that over and over.

2394 days ago
41.

JessBcuz    

Ehhhh isnt this the same hospital that gave whats his face's twins an
overdose???? Yeah, Brit was in great hands. Too bad they didnt
overdose HER!!!!

2394 days ago
42.

Jerry Jarvela    

I hope she lets someone kiss her feet now! Sheesh!

2394 days ago
43.

Dennis, OKC    

She snuck past all the TMZ photogs? WTG Brit!

2394 days ago
44.

christine    

Surprise! Surprise! Did it occur to anyone that this soap operatic drama may have been staged because little sister Jamie was getting all of the headlines? Britney: Back to the trailer, dear.

2394 days ago
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floridabrownsugar    

She needs help bad, if she kills herself the hospital is to blame. She needs to be on medication (prescribed) because her actions are a cry for help!!!She will be dead within a year or two at the rate she's going. Mental Illness is real and she has major problems and making 700k a month doesn't help her problem.

2394 days ago
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