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How Britney's Second Psychiatric Hold Went Down

1/31/2008 11:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Britney SpearsTMZ has broken story after story in the middle of the night, detailing the second commitment of Britney Spears that occurred in the last few hours. For all of you who have just logged on, here's a summary:

Last night, Britney's new psychiatrist went to her home and felt she was a danger to herself and others -- partly because of her reckless driving and partly because of her "downhill behavior." As a result, the shrink launched a plan (days in the making) to have Britney committed to UCLA Medical Center by calling the cops.

Sources tell us the cops knew it was coming. In fact, the plan was for cops and paramedics to take Britney away the night before, but it was scrubbed. Last night, it all went down according to plan. Cops even used code to minimize craziness in transporting Britney to the hospital. Over the police radio, she was referred to as "The Package."

Before the cops arrived, the shrink told her she was going back to the hospital and she offered no resistance. She said, "Is something wrong?" She made hot chocolate and waited. Her mom, Lynne, got extremely agitated, accusing Sam of engineering the impending commitment. We're told Brit told her to "shut the hell up." She demanded silence, sat on the floor and wrote notes to people who were there as they waited. When emergency personnel arrived, Brit went on the gurney without resistance.
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When everyone arrived at UCLA, things got heated. Jamie Spears began screaming at Sam Lutfi, accusing him of trying to control Britney. We're told as far as the doctors are concerned -- at least for now -- Lynne and Jamie Spears are not calling the shots. The point guy for the docs is Brit's friend, Sam Lutfi.

Sources say after Britney's commitment earlier this month, she was extremely upset at her dad for getting angry at Sam and the hospital staff. Britney had lawyers draft several documents, however, we're told she did not sign a durable power of attorney giving Lutfi the power to make medical decisions on her behalf. Nevertheless, something was signed and doctors are going to Lutfi for guidance. Jamie went off on Lutfi in the hallway, accusing him of trying to control his daughter.

Britney has been calm in the hospital, even getting a "cigarette break."

Trashy Brit -- click to launchWe're told during the initial 72-hour stay she cannot be forced to take medication against her will. If, however, she refuses to take the meds, the plan is for the psychiatrist to go to court and have Britney held for an additional 14 days, during which time he could administer proper medications.

As TMZ first reported, Britney has already been diagnosed with a bipolar disorder and has sporadically taken her medication. But one source says the meds just aren't doing the trick.

Oh, and get this. Lynne Spears drove to the hospital tonight with Brit's pap friend Adnan!

Stay tuned.
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46.

Experiance    

First and foremost Bipolar Disorder is a serious mental illness!! (people don't know unless they have been there!!!). I personally have battled depression and I take medication for anxiety disorder everyday!!!! The key is medication management which will prolly be lifelong in this case, consouling, and family support is crucial!!!! but its not that bad, becomes a routine in your day really. Now for godsakes quit b- - - -n and get her the help she needs or worse things will happen!!!! If not for herself at least for her children!!!! They need her too. My son is my motivation everyday!!! It will get better but you have to take the first step!!!! You learn to accept it as time goes on!!! SUPPORT IS CRUCIAL!!!!

GOOD LUCK BRITTANY

2363 days ago
47.

Cindi    

The media needs to back off and allow Britney to get peace of mind from the negativity of the media, paparrazzi, and Lutfi. All of this fighting and accusing one another is doing Britney any good. People need to just sit back now and watch the movie. Britney will eventually pull out of this mess. Yes, she may be suffering from Bipolar disorder, but it is easily controlled. I should know, because I also suffer from Bipolar disorder as well, and I'm very stable. If I could sablize myself, then so could Britney. But if we all take a look right now. Britney doesn't realize that sh's ill because she's in denial. Hopefully she will start to understand her situation and how to seek help to get her back on the straightened arrow, so that she could continue her music career. So please, this is to the media. " leave Britney alon". Let the doctors help her and stop fighting over her. She needs a break.

2363 days ago
48.

ali    

SAm is in control, the guy who takes her to the 4 seasons to do drugs. Dear God, she will be flat broke and unable to perform when all these "so called concerned friends and family" ,health care professionals, and lawyers get through with her.

2362 days ago
49.

naughtymonkey1968    

Give Britney a break...give us all a break. Let her get treatment and leave her alone? Its all for attention she needs to just grow up dry up and do the world a favor and give it up. She admitted herself late last year 3 times just for attention...its like shes wasting time and taking up beds that can be used for someone who really needs it. My ex wife is Bipolar and she doesnt go to this extreme.Britney sees that noone is paying attention and has to have all attention put on her or she is not happy. I feel sorry for K-feds kids coz she is not and will never be any kind of mother to them. Grow up Britney get a life you stuck up spoiled little brat!!!!!

2362 days ago
50.

Britney, a Lot of People Care About You    

??????????????????????WHO ON TMZ ALLOWED THIS RACIST POST??????????????????

"997. Britney IS NOT, repeat, IS NOT a celebrty, never has been, never will be!
She's just another white bimbo, like Paris Hilton, that the media thinks is deserving of someone's attention.
I am so sick and tired of hearing about her, and her cry=baby, bpolar trashy life, I could just puke!
Will someone at TMZ get a life?


Posted at 10:45AM on Feb 2nd 2008 by Chef Denna'"

NOW I'VE HEARD IT ALL. WHAT THE HECK DIFFERENCE DOES IT MATTER WHAT RACE SHE IS??????

TMZ, YOU'VE GOTTA HAVE MORE CLASS THAN THIS. WHERE ARE YOUR FILTERS??? DO THEY EXIST???

IMO, THE PAPARATZZI SHOULD STAY 1000 FEET AWAY AND ONLY INVITED ONES CAN BE CLOSER THAN THAT.

I ALSO TOTALLY AGREE WITH THE POSTER WHO SAID BRIT'S MEDICAL HIPPA PRIVACY MAY HAVE BEEN INVADED. I THINK DR. PHIL HAS NOT TALKED AS MUCH ABOUT THIS AS PEOPLE THINK, AND THAT HE MAY HAVE BEEN MOTIVATED TO TRY TO HELP HER. BRIT, SIMON COWELL SAID HE WOULD TALK TO YOU, MAYBE YOU SHOULD GIVE HIM A CALL. AT LEAST HE IS STRAIGHT UP WITH HIS OPINIONS. MAYBE THAT'S WHY BRIT'S TALKING WITH A BRITISH ACCENT. MAYBE SHE JUST WANTS A LITTLE HOUSE OUT IN THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE NEAR WHERE HER BRITISH GRAMMA WAS FROM, AND THAT WAY SHE CAN GET SOME PEACE FROM THE MEDIA AND CALL MORE OF THE SHOTS. PUTTING HER IN A LITERAL CASTLE MAY BE THE ONLY WAY. HER GRAMMA WAS A BRITISH WAR BRIDE, BUT I DON'T SUPPOSE ANY OF THE IGNORAMUSES POSTING ON HERE KNOW OR CARE WHAT THAT MEANS. AND I'LL BET BRIT MISSES HER AUNT (THE BRITISH WAR BRIDE'S DAUGHTER) TREMENDOUSLY. THAT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE FROM OUR GREATEST GENERATION, AND BRIT IS JUST SO MUCH MORE THAN A "WHATEVER RACE" BIMBO. SHAME ON YOU TMZ TO ALLOW THAT POST.

2362 days ago
51.

Just my 2 Cents worth From LOUISIANA BTDT    

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2362 days ago
52.

Just my 2 Cents worth From LOUISIANA BTDT    

Britney need the right help and meds. Bipolar is not funny. With medication she will feel better. I researched lamictal with cymbolta sounds like a good start, get off the stimulates (adderall) they make bi polar worse. Povigil is better for daytime. Give her a break and syop folling her so she has a shot at taking her life back. There are alot of other celebraties to chase around 24/7. Just my opinion. Britney is a good person who made bad choices. She can recover and be better than ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2362 days ago
53.

nobodyelsebrokedownlastnight    

1000 feet away
ITS HIPAA,its HIPAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT HIPPA

HEATH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
GOOGLE IT,if you want to know what exactly it means

2362 days ago
54.

trainwreck_junkie    

JamieLynn owes her sister a GIANT THANK YOU card...

2362 days ago
55.

Amy    

I feel that Brittney has been exposed for entirely too long to the success she has had from such a young age and just did not have the time she needed to adjust, as many have had to endure.
It is clear that most of the trouble started once she entered motherhood and perhaps went through some major, possibly undiagnosed postpartem depression.
She comes from a pretty wholesome place and has just made choices based on new money, success and unexpected imbalances after her precious babies.
I feel sad for her and hope she can now get the help she needs and somehow look back and realize she is lucky to still be alive.
Good luck Britt.

2362 days ago
56.

bored in san jose    

bravo to mr. & mrs.spears. now please get that kid some help. from one parent to another dont give up on her.

2362 days ago
57.

Jim    

This is why there is no God. How could he/she let this bitch have all this money and fame just so she can ruin it. I am not an athiast by any means, but this just shows how truly unfair and messed up this World is.

2361 days ago
58.

Faith    

This story smacks of Anna Nicole Simpson part 2 only the names are different. Sam Lufti has that "howard k stern" thing all over him. I can't help but feel that had things been handled differently when she was younger perhaps she would not be in this condition. she was so young and it appeared the Biz blinded them how to keep a handle on a young daughter.... but then again,none of us are in her shoes so its hard. As a parent, if had lost custody to my loser ex- biological sperm donor- that would be devastating. poor Britney.....I wish her the best!

2360 days ago
59.

Leslie    

It's funny, all the people who keep calling her a uneducated white trash whore are most often the ones that can't spell and I can't help but think it's because you yourself are probably one. Wow, it must be easy to make yourself feel better about your own insignificant situation, by picking such an easy target. Congrats.

2360 days ago
60.

B    

All she needs is what other women with low self-estem need..some understanding and help

2359 days ago
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