Britney Downed Toxic Cocktail Pre-Meltdown

Purple Monsters, Vicodin, Ritalin, Zantac, sleeping pills, oh my!

By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User

Posted Jan 7, 2008 11:38 AM CST

(Newser) – Oops, she popped pills again—and again, and again, reports the New York Post, describing the cocktail of 100 prescription pills pop spectacle Britney Spears washed down with a "Purple Monster" (a mix of vodka, Nyquil, and Red Bull) in the 36 hours leading up to her flip-out. Even Dr. Phil couldn't penetrate the haze.

The binge allegedly included 10 sleeping pills, 12 Vicodins, six Ritalins, and 10 Zantacs, sources told News of the World, as well as a crazed rant to kid sis Jamie Lynn. Brit was released on Saturday, shortly after Dr.Phil and his wife tried an intervention. "It'll be a cold day in hell before Britney goes on his show," said one source.

Britney Spears is chased by photographers as she leaves an office building housing the offices of ex-husband Kevin Federline's attorney, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, in Los Angeles. Spears attended the meeting...   (Associated Press)
Entertainer Britney Spears' son Sean Preston rides in the back seat of a car driving behind a Los Angeles City Fire Department ambulance carrying Spears, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark...   (Associated Press)
Photographers try to get a shot through the back window of a Los Angeles City Fire Department ambulance carrying entertainer Britney Spears, as it leaves her residence, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, in Los...   (Associated Press)
This image provided by KTLA-TV shows Britney Spears talking with paramedics as she is wheeled out of her home on a gurney to a waiting ambulance late Thursday night Jan. 3, 2008 in Los Angeles. Police...   (Associated Press)
Britney Spears arrives for the grand opening party of LAX nightclub at the Luxor hotel-casino in Las Vegas, in a Sept. 1, 2007 file photo. Police were called to Britney Spears' home Thursday night, Jan....   (Associated Press)
Britney Spears performs at the MTV Video Music Awards held at the Palms Hotel and Casino in this Sept. 9, 2007, file photo in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)   (Associated Press)
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