Britney Spears was taken by ambulance to UCLA Medical Center last night and was put back on that 72-hour hold, indicating that medical professionals feel she could be a danger to herself or someone else. It was another big scene outside her home, as mobs of paparazzi and police lined the streets.
Earlier online reports claimed the pop star had attempted suicide, but TMZ.com says it's just not true. Britney willingly went to the hospital, after a visit from her new psychiatrist, who has been treating her for bipolar disorder. According to reports, Brit's doc was convinced to send her to the hospital after another bout of "reckless driving" and what was said to be "erratic behavior" from Britney. The psychiatrist felt her condition had deteriorated in the past few days.
At Britney's home, during the all of the hoopla, was her mom, Lynne, Sam Lufti and Alli Simms. Brit's boyfriend, Adnan, was around, too, as he and Lynne drove to the hospital together. Sources say Lynne was very upset that Britney was getting committed.
Upset? She should be thrilled -- obviously this is the only way.