Britney Spears out of hospital: reports

Sat Jan 5, 2008 4:00pm EST
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Britney Spears left a hospital on Saturday where she was admitted following a confrontation at her home, which ended in a fit of hysterics by the troubled pop star, several media outlets reported.

A number of celebrity Web sites said Spears was visited Saturday by Dr. Phil McGraw, who counsels people on his popular television program, "The Dr. Phil Show."

A spokeswoman for the hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, declined comment citing patient confidentiality, and a representative for McGraw could not be reached.

Spears, 26, was hospitalized on Friday when trouble erupted between her and representatives of her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, who went to Spears' home to pick up their two young sons from a weekend visitation.

The pop singer, who spent much of 2007 in and out of alcohol and drug rehab and battling legal problems, became hysterical, was taken from her home on a stretcher and transported to Cedars-Sinai via ambulance, television and Web sites reported.

Federline's attorneys went to a Los Angeles family court on Friday and obtained a ruling that suspended Spears' visitation rights to her two sons, Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, until January 14.

On Saturday, celebrity Web site reported that Spears was demanding to leave the hospital, and that she might appear on "The Dr. Phil Show" on Monday.

Web sites for celebrity TV shows "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider" reported that McGraw walked Spears to her car. The New York Post's cited a "family insider" as saying Spears had "a complete nervous breakdown."

None of the reports could be confirmed.   Continued...

<p>Britney Spears is shown in this frame grab from video as she is wheeled out of the ambulance on a gurney at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, January 3, 2008. REUTERS/</p>