back in the hospital for mental evaluation hold
Britney Spears was forcedly
committed to the hospital after another "incident".
Spears was taken to the hospital by the police early Thursday
morning, after the pop star was caught driving "like a mad
woman" through her neighborhood and refusing to take her meds.
She was taken to the UCLA Medical Center and is currently on a
"mental health evaluation hold" at the medical facility. Britney
Spears was committed by her family on what is known as a 5150 in
California - a law that allows someone to be held against their
will if they're found to be a danger to themselves or others
because of a mental illness.
According to reports, the police was
called at Britney Spear's home at around 4:00am on Thursday by
by Spears' psychiatrist. She was then escorted by a number of
police vehicles and motorcycles, as well as, get this, two
police helicopters. The initial reports claimed that Britney
Spears attempted a suicide, but the rumor has been denied by her
friend Alli Sims and manager Osama Lutfi, who were at the house
during the latest Britney escapade. According to Lutfi, Spears
went to the hospital peacefully, "It was like something in her
heart was telling her she should go," her manager was quoted.
This was the second time Britney Spears
was taken to the hospital for mental evaluation this month, on
January 3rd Spears was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,
after a stand-off with the cops, when she refused to turn over
her two sons to ex Kevin Federline. According to the California
Department of Mental Health, after the 72-hour hold is over,
patients can either voluntarily admit themselves to treatment or
the family can request another evaluation for a 14-day stay.