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Brit Blindsided by Phil -- Hospital Acts Curiously

1/6/2008 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Dr. Phil's visit with Britney Spears was not exactly as advertised.

People on the 7th floor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center say the doctor arrived about 7:30 AM Saturday. We're told Britney did not invite him in; she didn't even know he was coming. Sources say it was Brit's parents who told Dr. Phil to go to the hospital. When he walked into her room, we're told, a blindsided Britney walked out -- and eventually came back.

Sources say Phil tried speaking with Spears for about 15 minutes -- not an hour as Dr. Phil's press release states -- but she wanted none of it. We're told Phil was doing almost all the talking. As for walking with her to the car on her way out -- again, as his release states -- we're told if he was walking behind her, that's news to her. She absolutely was not accompanied by him.

Sources say Dr. Phil somehow convinced Brit's mom and dad to be on his show, which will tape Monday and air Tuesday (it was just moved up a day), but as one person put it, "Based on the interaction between Dr. Phil and Britney this morning, it'll be a cold day in hell before Britney goes on his show." We're told she absolutely will not appear on the program.

Sources say Dr. Phil wants to do a television intervention, something that isn't sitting well with some of the people who have known for a while that Britney has a very serious mental condition -- likely a bipolar disorder that is now in the red zone.

TMZ contacted Cedars to find out why the hospital let a television doctor on a floor that has such fragile patients, particularly since Britney had no idea he was coming. It's especially troublesome that Cedars let Dr. Phil go uninvited to Britney's room, since she had already been discharged and presumably had a right to know if someone wanted to visit. A Cedars rep made it short and sweet, telling us, "No comment."

A rep from the "Dr. Phil" show had no comment as well, other than "Dr. Phil met with Ms. Spears at family members' invitation."

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the lost    

Dr. Phil be cashin' in. I bet Lynne is having fun too. "Oh BOY, y'all, I get to be on Tee Veeee!!!"

2482 days ago


OMG. That opportunistic jerk is sicker than Britney! And her parents invited him???!!!! Because they care about their daughter or the dollars.

2482 days ago


big surprise

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2482 days ago


Brit brit isn't the victim, she's the PROBLEM.

2482 days ago


Dr. Drew before phil. If this is true cedars should be faced with a lawsuit. How "need show ratings" is that. WACK! I wouldn't go either. just one more person trying to profit off this girls misery and problems. Shame shame shame

2482 days ago


What's brit brit's real problem?

She has enablers!! Her enabler as a child was her mother, then her management, then her first marriage with JT, K-Fed and most importantly her blind fans!!

Her fans make excuses for EVERY bad thing she does and puts the blame on everything else but her. So how the hell do you expect her to get better when she just like you zombies thinks she is always correct?? First road to recovery is accepting you have a problem.

brit brit's enabling fans say she doesn't have a problem, brit brit says she doesn't have a problem. She will continue to be the mess (well until she kill herself, God forbid) she is until SHE lets change happen. Accepts she is at fault, stops attention whoring and grows the hell up.

You brit brit fankids are nothing but enabling zombies, so while I think she has a 10% chance of changing I know you zombies have none. Waste of sperm and egg or shall I say existence.

2482 days ago


At least SOMEONE is reaching out for her.

2482 days ago


Wow. It is absolutely against all privacy law for the hospital to allow a "TV doctor" or anyone else into a locked ward to see a patient who was not informed of his visit. Her parents invitation means nothing as by law she is an adult and they cannot consent for her. By law Dr. Phil should not have even been told that Britney or anyone else was on that ward. It is against the Federal HIPPA regulations to confirm a patient's presence on a psychiatric ward.

I think the hospital is in BIG trouble and in for a lawsuit.

2482 days ago


Poor Poor Britney!!!

2482 days ago

Bonnie Russell    

Dr. Phil has gone on record many times saying Britney needs to be Out of the spotlight. That she needs to go away and Everyone should stop bothering her. However, Dr. Phil is in show Business. So he's every bit as concerned with the bottom line. His bottom line. The site has uncovered fake attorneys (Google: Ron Lais) and fake therapists, See "Ongoing Bias") and judges who do not care. The Divorce and Custody industry; is just that.

2482 days ago


That man has the most insincere smile, phoney as hell, just like he is! He also looks very dishonest.

2482 days ago

chillout music girl    

Dr Phil grow some humanity...

2482 days ago


I am so afraid someone is going to find this girl dead,if she dosen't get help,I'm a nurse and I deal people like her very young and old and I tell you she needs serious help.May God help her.

2482 days ago

If TMZ had the whole would understand    

She should go on the show and check into the Dr. Phil house. She needs help! No one else has been able to help her yet. Dr. Phil has a team and she needs a TEAM!

2482 days ago
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