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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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Let it GO already !! You guys won't be happy until you get the "shot" of her driving off a cliff. Stalk someone else.

2454 days ago


good dont let her come out till she pop those zits on her face....

2454 days ago


I don't know whose idea this was, but it is well needed. The girl needs some help. I watch all of this stuff, and I don't know how she can stand all of the paps but she also puts herself out there for it. If I were her I would'nt go out so much. I'm pretty sure that she can get someone to go to Target for her. I feel sorry for though, it's just too much pressure for one human being.

2454 days ago


I really, really, really hope she gets help. I don't want to log on here and read about her death. Do it for yourself, Britney, and do it for your children. They deserve a mother and a father.

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


2454 days ago

Party 'till you die!    

How much money was spent just tonight on this selfish little tard? How many HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS have been spent on this idiot? Maybe Millions? Enjoy your tax increases as this idiot keeps demanding special treatment! Call you Congressional reps!

2454 days ago


15. Just plain stupidity!

17. Would you know your butt from a hole in the ground? You know nothing so STFU

2454 days ago


This is not going to end well. She won't continue to take her medication. The psychiatrist needs to petition the court
to appoint a Guardian for her - not her parents or that Sam or anyone but a court appointed Guardian. Any papers she signed in her condition appointing Sam should be discarded. She's too ill to be appointing anyone for anything. At some point though, she will take herself off the medication. It won't end until someday she ends up wraps one of very expensive cars around a pole along the highway. I just hope she is the only one to die and not she takes other people along with her.

2454 days ago


This is crap, no one has tried to help her yet...she'll pitch a fit and threaten to take away everyone's car's and money if they don't let her go....she will be back out terrorizing the streets before the day is over. It is going to take something seriously tragic to wake everyone up here. They will let her go out and kill some innocent family with her car...and then they can start blaming everyone for letting it happen. This is so pathetic...if this kind of behavior was coming from anyone else, they would have been locked up long ago. Hollywood needs a severe wake-up call. If not today, she will be back out tearing around before the weekend is over....she's the money no one is going to risk being cut off. Unfortunately no one in her circle cares that much about her, that is sooo obvious. So sad.

2454 days ago


I take back what I said about Sam, if he is helping her to get medical care.

Lynne, STFU! You've done more than enough harm!

2454 days ago


I don't know guys. I certainly don't think her mother was upset about her getting help. Doesn't fly if you ask me. This just seemed too well planned for her NOT to be a part of it.

2454 days ago


Oh for pete's sake! She's a sick, spoiled rotten bitch, who should have been receiving discipline and been made accountable for her actions YEARS ago. At this point in time, all she is - is an accident waiting to happen - a cash cow for the media - an a chuckle for everyone else. Do I care what happens to her? Hell no.

2454 days ago


I think she might die soon, just like those deaths of Anna Nicole,Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe.

2454 days ago


He has been there for her the parents haven't so get off his back geez!!!!!!!!!!!! and to the people saying she should die your a sick person and need mental help too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2454 days ago


sam and adnan should go away they are bad for britney and its time her parents take the control
this girl needs serious help and only her parents can do this for her
they should get a court order to have sam stay away from her and as for the other leach he will go away on his own
i think he is smarter than that once britney gets her mind back in order she will dump both of them
this girl needs help and its very sad very very sad

2454 days ago


It concerns me that this is entertaining to so many. This is not a performance people! This girl is in crisis. Why don't we stop with the blow by blow already. Let her have some privacy and dignity and give her family space.

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