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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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91.

BLINKING !!    

NO HOSPITAL IS GOING TO LET GO OF A PERSON WHO IS DEEMED HARMFUL TO HIMSELF OR OTHERS. THEY HELD HER BECAUSE THE POLICE SAID SHE WAS UNDER SOME KIND OF SUBSTANCE AND THE HOSPITAL FOUND NONE..HAHAHAHAHAHA WHAT A JOKE.. EMBARASSED ANYONE..?

2426 days ago
92.

Donk    

#91 ... yeah right ... like she reads these comments. Girl cant probably read in the first place.

If she was hell-bent on TMZ bloggers, she would have done it ages ago.

Get a life.

2426 days ago
93.

Hmmmmmm    

She'll just get MORE publicity....MORE attention....MORE money....MORE married idiot reporters to feel sorry for this pathetic self centered biotch .....she said it herself......GIMME MORE !!!!!! AND we all are doin it. ME INCLUDED !!! I just can't stop myself, though....it's like watching that car wreck on the side of the road. Except, sad to say, SHE OR SOMEONE ELSE might be a causualty this time around.

2426 days ago
94.

Meko Mama    

*sits back and waits for the reported car crash/accident/death of brit and prays hard she is no where near anyone when it happens*

2426 days ago
95.

Lori B    

Very Scary..lets all just hope it wasn't a psychotic bipolar episode. Glad the kids are with Kfed 4 sure.

2426 days ago
96.

brainless britt    

This chick is going to be driving the streets of LA..Look out!!

2426 days ago
97.

Jill    

Unbelievable that she got out.

2426 days ago
98.

W T F ?    

Maybe she's on her way to get a Frapp!

2426 days ago
99.

ButterflyAngel    

IF SHE WAS SO OUT OF CONTROL AS REPORTED JUST BEFORE THIS, THEN HOW CAN THEY CONSIDER HER NOT TO BE A DANGER TO HERSELF OR ANYONE ELSE?????????????????????????????????????????????????????
AND TURN AROUND AND LET HER OUT??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
OMG! UNREAL!!!!

2426 days ago
100.

LAla    

that is too bad. she could have FINALLY gotten the help she needs

2426 days ago
101.

Cammie    

This site is not the AUTHORITY on all things Britney Spears or anyone else for that matter and, trustingly, other arrangements have been made on her behalf. F**k off....paparazzi, this site, and the unprofessional attorneys who have proven themselves to be media hounds! Let this woman and young mother get the help she needs in PRIVATE!

2426 days ago
102.

Party 'till you die!    

me thinks the hospital got so tired of her they just said 'it's your life bitch, leave if you want to!'

2426 days ago
103.

ernie    

lock your doors people! It's a sad thought, but i think my grandparents will out live her. she had such a crappy life that she might try to take her life..... unless she gets major help and the Psps stop following her.

hey if ya hate it im 13 and i'm the same person who complained about celeb scientoligists that Jessica and Wow was all over. so ha/

2426 days ago
104.

patty    

Realizing that Cedars cannot keep 5010's more than 72 hours (by law) I still feel it was irresponsible of them not to contact her family and have them pick her up...It makes me sad to say, but I think this young girl is doomed and I pray she doesn't take someone with her on her doomsday..i.e. the children..and if she is granted visiting priviledges with supervision, she should be frisked thoroughly for gun, knives, whatever..and I don't think an old CPS grandy is qualitied or strong enough to handle this girl if she goes off the deep end..

If Kevinis the father he is trying to portray, he should step up to the plate and he as well as 300 pound bodyguard should be the ones doing the supervised visitation..I hope this E doesn't end up a I TOLD YOU SO...

2426 days ago
105.

Still a fan    

Has anyone looked into her condition, maybe it's not bipolar. I really think she is post partum manic depression.
It is a serious condition overlooked in this society, because everyone expects new moms to be perfect.

2426 days ago
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