Spears Hospital Stay Extended 14 Days

Shrinks keep singer in padded room as lawyers tussle
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2008 9:55 PM CST
Security guards stand outside of the ambulance entrance to the at the UCLA Medical Center emergency room in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008. Britney Spears was taken from her home by ambulance...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Britney Spears’s involuntary stay at an LA hospital has been extended to 14 days, People reports. The order came from the pop star’s psychiatrist, but Spears, who’s being held in a padded room in the psychiatric unit, could be released earlier on orders from a judge or her doctor. “It is a terrible situation,” said a well-placed source.

“Her family is so worried about her.” Spears, plagued by rumors of drug abuse and involved in a nasty child custody suit, was admitted to the hospital last week for her second visit in less than a month. Tomorrow, Spears’s legal team will try to remove her father as her co-conservator because she “feels hatred” toward him, TMZ says.