Britney Throws Fit, Gets Freed From Hospital

Star yelled at staff and pulled IV; Dr. Phil plans Britney-themed show
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2008 7:27 PM CST
Michael Sands, publicist for attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan, addresses the media outside Los Angeles County Superior Court about the filing of an emergency motion to revoke pop singer Britney Spears' child...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – An L.A. hospital released Britney Spears today after she threw a fit, screaming at hospital staff, refusing to sit still, and yanking out her IV, reports. Exhibiting what sources have called signs of bipolar disorder, Spears was being held for evaluation after a dispute with ex-husband Kevin Federline two days ago. The hospital nonetheless let her out without consulting lawyers in the custody case involving their two kids.

Spears received a visit from Phil McGraw, known as Dr. Phil, before leaving Cedars-Sinai hospital. “We visited for about an hour before I walked with her to her car. I am very concerned for her,” Dr. Phil said in a statement. reports that Dr. Phil plans to shoot a Britney-themed show Monday and air it on Wednesday. No word on whether the recuperating pop star will take part.