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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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76.

Michele    

Brittney, I really hope that this does you some good. Please think of your children and do the right things. I hope all is well with you. Don't listen to all these people. Good luck

2421 days ago
77.

thomesocksup    

This woman needs help desperately. She's gone through a divorce and have lost her kids. The people around her are clearly a poison to her. These people need to give her some space as well as piece and quiet. She's a human being that needs to get better so that she can get her kids back. There is entirely too much drama in her life. She clearly has no idea what she wants to do and has way too many people telling her what to do. Her parents, friends and family as well as people around the world. She just needs love and support as well as professional help. These people need to put Brittney first and themselves last.

2421 days ago
78.

ekkostar    

The anonymouses over at 4chan already have a death pool going for Britney.

2421 days ago
79.

Rhonda    

Those whom have negative comments, "Your ignorance is showing"!

2421 days ago
80.

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

THE ONES WHO SHOULD'VE CONTROL OF BRITTANY IS HER PARENTS , NOT SAM LUTFI

OR ANYONE ELSE .........BRITTANY WILL ALWAYS HAVE A REPUTATION AND IT WILL NEVER

BE POSITIVE ..........SHE BROUGHT ALL THIS ON HERSELF...........

SHE HAS TO TAKE RESPONSBILITY AND GUESS WHAT , THAT'S NOT HAPPENING .........

SHE HAS TO MANY CONTROLLING HER ...........HER PARENTS ARE THE ONES WHO

SHOULD BE THERE FOR HER , NOT ANYONE ELSE ...............AND WHEN I MEAN

CONTROL , I MEAN , TO HELP HER IN A POSITIVE WAY .........

BRITTANY'S IS IMMATURE SHE WILL NEVER GROW UP .......

2421 days ago
81.

me    

Please leave her alone and let her get the help she needs. I do not care who is over her so long as she gets the help she needs. As she said she is doing what needs to be done.

2421 days ago
82.

PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

Lynne, go get a job and leeching off your two daughters!

2421 days ago
83.

Sundance    

I really hope she gets better, for her sake and her boys. Being bipolar is not easy.

2421 days ago
84.

4pete'ssake    

Now thw fun begins, After having this type of trouble out of a 10 yr old, the last thing a patient needs is her parents screwing up the process. My ward has been thru the psych system and can now function better w/o meds than with. Maybe a court appointed legal guardian can ake objective decicions than any of the wannabes involved.

2421 days ago
85.

Sandy    

First, GOD BLESS YOU Britney. Secondly, the family is showing their ignorance by arguing at the hospital. I've known people like that my entire life; I know them like the back of my hand, and they don't have the intellect to do what is right for the person who is sick. It's obvious they were not helping . Maybe Lufti isn't the best guy in the world but if that were my child I would be very thankful for him if he was instrumental in helping the physician in an intervention. Any parent who had their child's interest at heart would not be arguing at the hospital with regards to control; they would be on their knees Thanking God that their child was finally seeking the help she needs. I don't understand you Spears family . . . yes, it's upsetting but be thankful she allowed this to happen if you really care.

2421 days ago
86.

Oh, Hell to the NO!    

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

Posted at 7:18AM on Jan 31st 2008 by cathy

WELL SAID! AND I AGREE! What a bunch of dorks. I guess real news doesn't interest you huh? Don't get me wrong, reporting on Entertainment is fabulous, but this has become very macabre. Almost like a death watch. Britney, get well and best wishes.

2421 days ago
87.

W T F ?    

Maybe she'll stay longer this time and get some results. She's been up 24 + hours? Geez. Keep her off the roads, already!

2421 days ago
88.

J.J.    

nuttyier than a fruit cake..lol

2421 days ago
89.

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

KNOW IT MAKES SENSE WHY TMZ , WAS STALKING HER

THEY KNEW POLICE , ETC WAS GOING TO PICK HER UP .......

INSIDE JOB ................

2421 days ago
90.

Who to Believe    

Her parents acted irresponsibly before by getting Dr. Phil the Quack involved. Of course she does not want them making decisions! Besides, they are just interested in publicity. She has the absolute legal right to determine who will be in charge if she cannot make decisions, absent PROOF of abuse. There is no proof that Lufti has abused her. So if she wants him in charge - which certainly appears to be the case here - her parents have no legal grounds to challenge it. An adult can decide pick a non-family member if they want to. Moreover, what are they doing yelling and getting emotional in front of her when she is the one in emotional distress??? Clearly they are not in any shape to be in charge of making decisions. In fact, they should not be around her if they cannot behave in a calm manner. They are just fuel on the fire.

2421 days ago
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