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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 hospital had no right to let Dr. Phil waylay Britney.
She ought to sue them.

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Michael Locker MD

2491 days ago


Just maybe if everyone Backs OFF she will get the help she needs
and if her so called family backs off she would be so much better

2491 days ago


32. Well, now we have 3 people in this story who SUCK. First off, we have SLUTney, who's a bullheaded, arrogant, self centered media whore; she'll do anything for attention, but is also a control freak. Then, we have Dr. phil (is he even a doctor?; I smell a fake Oprah doctor with no degree, accreditation or certification here), who's also a shameless media whore. He'll do anything, say anything to get his name in print or on TV. Lastly, we have lynn spears, who also qualifies for Worst Mother of the Century. What the f*** is she doing, sending a quack media whore doctor to SLUTney's room, especially after she's checked out? What's the matter, lynn; allowing your 16 year old daughter to get knocked up not enough publicity for you? Then, going on TV to talk about the daughter who''s cast them all out of her life? All 3 are complete & total losers; let's hope they all ride together in a car & get in a fatal accident. The world will be a much better place for it...

Posted at 12:30AM on Jan 6th 2008 by SLUTney, dr. "fake" phil & mommy "live off my daughter" spears all SUCK

Maybe the reason Lynn Spears sent in Dr. Phil was BECAUSE Britney checked out. The doctors at Cedars-Sinai were no longer able to try and talk some sense into her. Perhaps her mother thought Dr. Phil could persuade her to get some help. But since she's Britney Spears and doesn't have to listen to anyone, she showed 'em all be checking herself out and taking off from any and all possible help. After Dr. Phil spoke with Alec Baldwin, the public hasn't really heard anymore about that whole battle, so he appears to have helped in that case. I wonder how long it will be before Britney has to make a gas station run? Later tonight? Early tomorrow morning? How about Starbucks? Anyone want to place any bets on what she does tonight? Cry about losing her visitation or head out party y'all?

2491 days ago


Dr Phil can shove it up his hill-billy ass

2491 days ago

Fly said the same thing 3 hrs ago - no way would she go on a show so full of BS

Why would anyone

Thanks for the comments

have a great night

Herv was a big part of the Phil deal.


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2491 days ago


I've never been a fan of britney and her ways, but I feel for her. The whole situation is just sad. She's ill and its a shame people keep bashing her. Being constantly harassed is probobly not helping her either. She's human, I think people need to realize that and back off. If i were in the spotlight since the age of 10 and being constantly scrutnized for everythig, i'd loose it too.

2491 days ago

Darn It!    

He looks like the biggest TOOL in this photo they put up. I can't stand him!

2491 days ago


Talk about shameless expolitation ... Dr Phil prances around as a "close friend of the Spears family"

Guess your not that close when she kicked your ass to the curb eh Phil?

2491 days ago


Somebody needs to help her,at least he is trying.She should get rid of the users in her her life and take a break for a while

2491 days ago


To #48 Patty...he is a psychologist...he is not a medical doctor....people with mentail illness require a psychiatrist who is a medical doctor to diagnose and prescribe the appropriate medications....a psychologist cant do that .... he can only counsel on behavior change.

2491 days ago


ok so a douche bag went to save the crazy girl
Great whats next
I get to go out with Markie Mark
come on come on feel the vibration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2491 days ago


I’m sure this show will be damage control for the Spears’ family.

Lynn will state that she did EVERYTHING she could to help Britney … but she’s sick with this “bi-polar” thing … and won’t listen to anybody.

She certainly won’t say that she let Britney be the boss when she was growing up because she didn’t want to upset the money train. She won’t say that she never taught her any morals … or how to be kind and giving to others … or to care about anything but herself.

Lynn will also use this show to plug her book.

2491 days ago


I hope that her family realizes that he is not a good choice of doctors to "help" her. He is obviously in it for himself. If he was truely her doctor he would have a legal obligation NOT to discuss her or anything surrounding her treatment. She has to want to help herself. She can refuse any treatment as an adult. ONLY if she is committed by the state (against her will) can she not refuse treatment. I hope for her sake she can accept some help from a doctor that can respect her and her privacy. I would hate to see her as the next Anna Nicole. And as for you Dr. Phil... shame on you. You have no right to force yourself on anyone for your own ratings! YOU should know that this is only going to make things worse!!!

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