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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.
1033 COMMENTS

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61.

sam    

Thanks for the news

2392 days ago
62.

Erin Corby    

there is no hair salon in the nut house!

2441 days ago
63.

KELLIE    

she is mentally ill....cus it probly runs in her family. hope she gets better.

2428 days ago
64.

Whogivsafuk    

First???? And die whore die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2456 days ago
65.

broken    

Lufti care over her....yikes

2456 days ago
66.

cathy    

Enough.. now leave her alone and let her get the treatment she needs.. TMZ is bloodsucking this story dry.

2456 days ago
67.

PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

Thank you, Doctor, for taking her off our roads. I was ery concerned, and the judges and cops didn't seem to give a rat's azz about her barrelling all around SoCal at excessive speeds.

Now if all the money-vultures will just STAND BACK!!!!!, she might actually get some help --

2456 days ago
68.

CELEBS HAS NO COMMON SENSE OR DO THEY PAY IN FULL CASH    

SHE WILL NEVER GET HELP AS LONG AS SHE'S HANGS WITH THE WRONG

PEOPLE ..................AND IF SHE DID GET HELP , IT'S GOING TO TAKE

YEARS BEFORE SHE'S BETTER , AND NOT OVERNIGHT ..........

HER 15 MINUTES OF FAME , WAS OVER YEARS AGO ........

2456 days ago
69.

marina    

LEAVE HERE ALONE

2456 days ago
70.

Rhonda    

Please give Britney and her family peace and respect during this time.

2456 days ago
71.

chillout music girl    

sounds like her mom is only interested saving face...... sometimes it takes a friend to make you realize that you are sick.....
her mom has betrayed her in the past...... so who can blame britney for not trusting her mom at all.......
Instead of judging sam lufti her parents should try to find common ground with him(getting brit better)...... she needs unity and support from all her hanger ons......


maybe brit is on the wrong bi polar medications,,, some medications have different affects on different people....

2456 days ago
72.

Kim    

so sad.....everyone needs to back off of her and let her get treatment.

2456 days ago
73.

eb    

okay so what's the story. several places say that sam was denied entrance and you are saying he calls the shots. what's the confusion about?

2456 days ago
74.

PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

I'M BEGINNING TO THINK THAT A-L-L LYNNE SPEARS CARES ABOUT IS MONEY.

2456 days ago
75.

jo    

at last tmz posters are not all bashing her...
she is doing this for the kids... to get better kids..
i hope she does.

2456 days ago
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