Britney Spears was rushed to UCLA Medical Center at 1am this morning, escorted by a small army of police on motorcycles, cruisers and helicopters.
The Los Angeles Times reported the 26-year-old was removed from her home and placed on a "mental health evaluation hold." Brit's psychiatrist prompted the call for her to be taken away for evaluation because she was alarmed by the singer's recent reckless driving and conduct and decided that another 5150 hold was necessary. TMZ reported that the plan to hospitalize Spears had been launched days ago and was abandoned at the last minute on Wednesday, then put into place early Thursday and was so intricate that the Federal Aviation Administration had to be contacted to clear airspace on the route to the hospital. Several outlets are reporting that Spears went calmly, and had not slept for three days; she was videotaped purchasing a case of an energy drink earlier this week, and was photographed nodding off in her car.
Sam Lutfi told the LA Times that Brit wanted to go to the hospital. "She went willingly. It was like something in her heart was telling her she should go. She knew something was wrong," Lutfi said.
Brit was there under 5150 yet again, meaning an individual who is considered by a medical professional to be a danger to herself or others can be involuntarily committed to a mental institution by her family or even friends. A 5150 hold translates into 72 hours in a locked mental institution and must be approved by trained professionals like a psychiatrist or a nurse.
Early in the evening, Britney's parents seemed to have a had a fight with Lutfi saying that they wanted him out of her life forever. TMZ website reported that Jamie Spears is infuriated with Lutfi's involvement and has accused him of "trying to control his daughter's mind."
What is going on with Britney? Why all the tension between her parents and Lufti?