In a plan that had been reportedly conceived by her psychiatrist for days, Britney Spears was taken by ambulance and police escort to UCLA Medical Center this morning where she has been placed on 5150, a psychiatric hold. Spears, who has not slept since Saturday, had allegedly deteriorated to the point where this was basically the only option. Unlike her last ambulance ride, Spears was
Britney’s psychiatrist told her she was going to the hospital. Her response was, “Is something wrong?” She was not resistant. She made hot chocolate and waited before paramedics arrived and placed her on a gurney….We’re told during her initial 72-hour stay she cannot be forced to take medication against her will. If, however, she refuses to take meds, the plan is for the the psych to go to court and have Britney held for an additional 14 days, during which time he can administer proper medications.”
There also seems to be a power struggle between Osama “Sam” Lutfi and Spears’ parents over who will be making the medical decisions for Britney:
As of right now Jamie and Lynne Spears have been told they are not calling the shots in making medical decisions on behalf of Britney. Right now, it appears Sam Lutfi is in the driver’s seat, but that could all change….Right now, the doctors at UCLA are working with Lutfi and not the parents, but lawyers have been called and the tension in the air is thick. We’re told Jamie was screaming at Sam in the hallway, accusing him of trying to control his daughter’s mind.”
I don’t know, controlling Britney’s mind doesn’t seem like it would be all that difficult. I’m thinking you probably wouldn’t have to do a lot “trying”. Just hand her a cigarette dipped in cake and she’ll pretty much go along with anything.
Update: TMZ is reporting that once Britney got in the hospital she admitted she’s been taking Adderall (legal speed) and abusing laxatives (taking up to ten a day). She was also “hurling profanities at her parents and staff”.
Note: Britney has been abusing laxatives for quite a while, as we first pointed out here.