BRITNEY SPEARS’ family and close friends are urging the troubled star to check
into a mental hospital in a bid to save her custody battle with her ex-husband
Spears checked out of Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Saturday
(05Jan08), where she was undergoing a mental evaluation following a dramatic
stand-off with emergency services outside her Beverly Hills home on Thursday
night (03Jan08), when she refused to return her two kids to Federline.
Reports suggest Spears could be suffering from bipolar disorder, and her
close confidantes fear she will not have a chance of regaining custody of
two-year-old Sean Preston and one-year-old Jayden James unless she seeks
But TMZ.com claims Spears is refusing to listen to their advice, and sources
say she has since “pulled it together, at least on the surface”.
Spears’ visitation rights to see her sons were temporarily suspended and
Federline was awarded “sole legal custody and sole physical custody” of the
kids at an emergency hearing on Friday (04Jan08). The custody order lasts until
14 January (08).