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Brit Could Be Involuntary Commitment Candidate

1/31/2008 10:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sources at UCLA Medical Center tell TMZ Britney Spears has been classified as "G.D." -- Gravely Disabled. That is a huge and dangerous deal. That means the patient is unable to take care of basic needs, such as the acquisition of food, clothing or shelter. Being G.D. is one of the criteria for involuntary commitment.

Several health care professionals tell us Britney has fallen into a "manic state" due to her bipolar disorder. We're also told she arrived at the hospital this morning at around 2:15 AM, but wasn't admitted until 4:15 AM because she was causing such a scene in the hospital.

We first reported that Britney accused her mother of sleeping with her boyfriend. Now we have more. We're told Britney screamed, "The only reason she's admitting me is because she wants to be alone with her boyfriend! She wants to sleep with my boyfriend!!" Britney never said exactly who she was talking about.

When Brit calmed down, she talked about her kids, how much she misses them and how it's unfair that she doesn't have them.

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nobodyelsebrokedownlastnight    

kelli he answered you a few posts back,i think he is right,that comment about the stake was on the carol channing blog a few days ago and it was not biker who posted it,

2365 days ago
137.

April Fouels    

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2365 days ago
138.

TMZ is full of it    



Britney Could Be Involuntary Commitment Candidate
Posted Jan 31st 2008 8:16PM by TMZ Staff
Sources at UCLA Medical Center tell TMZ Britney Spears has been classified as "G.D." -- Greatly Disabled. That is a huge and dangerous deal. That means the patient is unable to take care of basic needs, such as the acquisition of food, clothing or shelter. Being G.D. is one of the criteria for involuntary commitment.

Several health care professionals tell us Britney has fallen into a "manic state" due to her bipolar disorder. We're also told she arrived at the hospital this morning at around 2:15 AM, but wasn't admitted until 4:15 AM because she was causing such a scene in the hospital.

We first reported that Britney accused her mother of sleeping with her boyfriend. Now we have more. We're told Britney screamed, "The only reason she's admitting me is because she wants to be alone with her boyfriend! She wants to sleep with my boyfriend!!" Britney never said exactly who she was talking about.

When Brit calmed down, she talked about her kids, how much she misses them and how it's unfair that she doesn't have them.



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211. This certainly proves that age-old saying that "Money Can't Buy Happiness".
I hope Britney gets the help she desperately needs. It’s a shame she has such a lousy support system surrounding her. If she were my daughter I would get her so far away from Hollywood they would need a monkey to deliver her mail.
Even fame and fortune can't protect you from mental illness. Maybe this will finally be the wakeup call for everyone around her to get her the help she so desperately needs before it's to late.
I'm pulling for you Britney and I'm sure you can get through this and come out the other end a better person...

Posted at 10:22PM on Jan 31st 2008 by just the facts

While your comments are very fine and understandable from someone who probably hasn't "been" there with mental illness. You cannot legally make anyone of majority do ANYTHING or take them ANYWHERE. It is very common in this illness for the family to be on the "outside" of the problem - because the patient doesn't want them there - because they don't like what they are telling them - to get help. Thus, the reason you have hangers-on that have a hell of a lot of self-interest in her only in her life. When you are locked up in a mental ward - you have to sign something that allows certain people to see you - and if you don't - they can't see you. Of course she wants who is familiar and who is telling her she is okay. If Sam was actually the one that got her in there - he finally realized that if he didn't in her current state he might actually be held liable for being complicit in her killing herself. He is acting the "star" - just like my daughter's boyfriend did who didn't have a job except to live off of her. SHE NEEDS TO BE WITH HER FAMILY. That, unfortunately, with the laws, may not happen.

2365 days ago
139.

Another mom    

I have experienced many different emotions watching the life of Britney unfold through the years. I remember her as a clear-faced, bright-eyed young star several years ago. I don't recall ever hearing about her outbursts or uncontrollable behavior and she had plenty of attention and money then. I believe extra-cirricular acivities/habits/alcohol, etc. have contributed to the excesses in her life. This is very sad. The downside of being a celebrity; it seems some can find a healthy balance, and some cannot. Prayers for Britney and her family from me at this time, not cynism anymore. It's time to care about her on all sides, regardless of her behavior.

2365 days ago
140.

aeo    

Leave her alone already... Let her get well...

2365 days ago
141.

Audrey Hill    

What is the news hounds doing . They won't be satisfied until someone else overdoses because of them hounding her

2365 days ago
142.

a realist    

bloody mary - you're wrong - you may even be dead wrong

2365 days ago
143.

Kelli    

Well said another mom by this mom.

2365 days ago
144.

TMZ is full of it    

While your comments are very fine and understandable from someone who probably hasn't "been" there with mental illness. You cannot legally make anyone of majority do ANYTHING or take them ANYWHERE. It is very common in this illness for the family to be on the "outside" of the problem - because the patient doesn't want them there - because they don't like what they are telling them - to get help. Thus, the reason you have hangers-on that have a hell of a lot of self-interest in her only in her life. When you are locked up in a mental ward - you have to sign something that allows certain people to see you - and if you don't - they can't see you. Of course she wants who is familiar and who is telling her she is okay. If Sam was actually the one that got her in there - he finally realized that if he didn't in her current state he might actually be held liable for being complicit in her killing herself. He is acting the "star" - just like my daughter's boyfriend did who didn't have a job except to live off of her. SHE NEEDS TO BE WITH HER FAMILY. That, unfortunately, with the laws, may not happen.

Posted at 10:29PM on Jan 31st 2008 by TMZ is full of it

What's up with my last post TMZ. Ya having problems? I only copied the previous statement....

2365 days ago
145.

CHRISTY    

YEAH!!!!!!!!!FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!SOMEBODY HELP HER PLEASE!!!!!!!SHE CAN'T HELP HERSELF, OBVIOUSLY!!!!!!BRITNEY, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE,PLEASE STAY THERE FOR A WHILE, IT'S THE SAFEST PLACE FOR YOU RIGHT NOW. HOORAY!!!! HOPEFULLY LEFT TO THE PROFESSIONALS, SHE WILL FINALLY GET REAL HELP, NOT JUST LEACHES CONTRIBUTING TO HER DOWNWARD SPIRAL THROUGH HELL!!!! WOOHOO!!

2365 days ago
146.

noel barry    

wahhhhhhhhhhh what are you doing here you leave her alone dumb ass

2365 days ago
147.

Nina    

I am actually rooting for her to get better. My god, if Courtney Love did it, so can this poor kid.

2365 days ago
148.

Louisiana Girl    

#97 the only thing is Britney has a mental problem, and you are a dumbass. If she is mentally ill, she can't really be responsible for her behavior..rght? I'm sure you are an expert ?? - with the ignorant, uneducated remarks you make I seriously doubt it. "She did it to herself." Why dont you educate yourself on bipolar disorder or can you read? Those of you that are making such mean, unempathetic remarks makes me wonder if you all need to check in the mental ward! Kind of scary really

2365 days ago
149.

Shane    

I myself have a mental problem, so I feel for Britney.

Obviously, she's not getting the treatment she needs, because, if she is bipolar, or if she has some kind of personality disorder, it can be treated with a combination of medication and therapy, so that she should be able to live a fairly "normal" life.

What most sad is that the media views Britney's personal battle with mental illness as "news," or, worse, as "entertainment." If it's unethnical for medical personnel to divulge a patient's private medical information, it's just as unethical, in my opinion, to _ask_ for a patient's private medical information, and it's even more unethical to divulge it to the public per the media.

I hope Britney can get the medication, therapy, and rest she needs, in private, for as long as she needs it. There is no reason why she cannot get better, much better, if she is properly treated.

(What worries me is the possibility that -- as happened with Elvis during his last years -- Britney's "handlers" will merely cater to her whims, and not have the courage to do what needs to be done to help her save herself. But comitting her to a hospital is an encouraging first step.)

2365 days ago
150.

aqualung    

i'm just damn glad she's finally off the streets of los angeles.

she was putting everyone's lives at risk racing around in that mercedes of hers.

I CARE ABOUT ALL OF THE INNOCENT PEOPLE BEING PUT IN DANGER BY THIS MANIAC.

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