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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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1021.

Martina    

OMG,PEOPLE LEAVE HER ALONE,,,,AND WORRY ABOUT YOUR SELF.MY GOSH NO ONE "REALLY KNOWS" BRITNEY..OR WHAT SHE IS GOING THROUGH..SHE HAS ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF PEOPLE UP HER ASS ALL THE TIME...AND SURE DON'T NEED.STUPIDASS ONES ON HER TELLING HER TO DIE!!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY..GET YOUR OWN THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT...IM ONLY TAKING TIME OUT ON HERE BECAUSE I MY SELF HAVE 4 CHILDREN..FOR YOU THAT ARE SAYING BAD AND MEAN THINGS ABOUT HER..MY GOSH THAT'S JUST SICK.....REAL SICK..GET A LIFE....I WISH THE VERY BEST HELP...AND HOPE TO GOD SOON,SO SHE CAN GET HER BABIES BACK.IM SURE THEY MISS THEIR MOMMY VERY BAD...I HOPE YOUR HER THE VERY BEST HELP SHE CAN GET AND THE DOCTOR TREAT HER RIGHT...AS A PERSON...... : - )

2367 days ago
1022.

From One Mome to Another    

Britney -- I am also a mom of very young children, Do this for them & for you. Don't worry what everybody else thinks. Your fans WILL stand behind you if you do what is right. Those boys NEED their mom more than ever now. Good Luck !!!!

2367 days ago
1023.

WhatTrash    

Who gives a crap and why is this news?

2367 days ago
1024.

Dr DK    

Poor Brittany I hope she can pull her life back together and when she does find a nice man to stand by her and lose all the creepy gold diggers and good time Kevins!

2367 days ago
1025.

Martin    

At this point, the question becomes: "Are the authorities going to actually DO THEIR JOB and hold Ms. Spears for the full term of her hospital stay? Or is she, once again, going to be able to simply waltz out of the place like it was a freaking day spa?

Based on what all has gone on since this latest "Britany Trainwreck" got started, I don't have much faith left in those around Ms. Spears sticking to their guns and doing right by her - which means keeping her in the hospital, doing a full psych eval and, if necessary, placing her under continued mandated treatment.

The bottom line is: She needs help and - if for no other reason than enlightened self-interest - those involved with her (ie, living off her money) should logically be the FIRST to step up and see she gets it. Let's see if they do it this time...

2367 days ago
1026.

ANN POLLY    

GOOD FOR WHOM EVER WENT THROUGH THAT DOOR AND AT LEAST IS TRYING. AND PEOPLE SHOULD ALSO BACK OFF DR. PHIL TOO, IN HIS INTERVIEWS HE HAS SAID THAT AT LEAST HE TRIED AND FROM WHAT I'VE BEEN WATCHING, HE'S RIGHT. HE TRIED. I FEEL SO BAD, AND I ALSO THINK SHE SHOULD GO SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN LA. GET OUT OF THAT MESS FOR AWHILE, UNTIL SHE FIGURES OUT HOW TO DEAL WITH IT. HER BOYS ARE GONNA GROW UP AND SEE ALL THIS GARB. GET BETTER BRITNEY AND GO GET YOUR BOYS. THEY NEED THEIR MOTHER WELL AND HEALTHY. TURN THIS STORY AROUND. THERE IS ALOT OF PEOPLE WAITING FOR YOU TO COME BACK. GOOD LUCK TO YA.

2367 days ago
1027.

Steve    

I am so sick of reading about this little, zero I.O. Hollyweird Trollop! Can't you give us some news about things in the real world, like how good Our Troops are doing or What is going on with our high gasoline prices? Brittany is nothing, and won't even leave a carbon footprint after She has killed herself, and that is probably next.

2367 days ago
1028.

captjay2006    

Sam, I feel for ya, but you gotta get it together with the Spears clan for the good of Britt.. Biscuits and gravy aint that bad bro....

2367 days ago
1029.

Erica    

908. I am so sick of reading about this little, zero I.O. Hollyweird Trollop! Can't you give us some news about things in the real world, like how good Our Troops are doing or What is going on with our high gasoline prices? Brittany is nothing, and won't even leave a carbon footprint after She has killed herself, and that is probably next.

Posted at 8:56PM on Jan 31st 2008 by Steve

If you are sick of this, go somewhere else. Or are you just to stupid to figure out that TMZ is a celebrity gossip websight. Go to CNN for your world news. STFU

2367 days ago
1030.

SSSS    

i HAVE BIPOLAR FAMILY MEMBERS AND WE HAVE TRIED TO GET THEM ON MEDS FOR YEARS NOW. UNTIL A PERSON RELIZES THEY HAVE A PROBLEM THEY THINK ITS EVERY ONE ELSE. WHO KNOWS SHE MIGHT NOT EVEN BE BIPOLAR SHE MIGHT JUST BE HAVING A NERVOUS BREAK DOWN FROM ALL OF THE CRAP SHE HAS HAD TO DEAL WITH. aND TO ALL THE PEOPLE THAT KEEP THIS ON THE INTERNET AND ON THE NEWS IT IS STUPID. yOU ARE THE REASON THIS IS HAPPINING TO HER. IF SHE WAS A NORMAL PERSON THAT WORKED AT THE BANK DO YOU THINK HER PERSONAL LIFE WOULD BE ALL OVER. THE ONLY REASON WHY I'M WRITTING THIS IS MAYBE TO HELP PEOPLE RELIZIE THE LESS WE PAY ATTENTION TO ALL OF THIS MAYBE THEY WILL START TO LEAVE HER ALONE. ITS BECAUSE OF US SO CURIOUS ABOUT THEIR LIVES THAT MAKES PEOPLE DO THIS.

2367 days ago
1031.

MR MAGOO    

COULD SOMEONE EXPLAIN TO ME WHY THEY CARE SO MUCH ABOUT A POP SINGER'S PERSONAL LIFE? I'M JUST REALLY CURIOUS.

2367 days ago
1032.

Phineas T. Thunderballs    

Brittney Spears used to be a firecracker when she was young, she could do backflips and twists. But know look at her she can barely do a simple dance routine at the MTV'S music awards. Was she drunk,exhausted, or did Sarah Silverman piss her off. Britney's Spears career is collapsing faster than when a nuetron star collapses into itself.

2367 days ago
1033.

Bruce    

i hope that if my child needs to be taken to a hospital she can get a police escort like that. Who the hell is she to deserve such attention.

2367 days ago
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