Britney Spears has once again been rushed to the hospital this time amidst rumors of an attempted suicide.
ABC News:: “A phalanx of motorcycles, a pair of police cruisers and two helicopters descended on her Studio City home around 1 a.m. The Los Angeles Times reported the 26-year-old was removed from her home and placed on a ‘mental health evaluation hold.’
Police and an ambulance rushed the troubled pop star away from a side entrance at her home and took her to UCLA Medical Center, according to the Times. A call from her psychiatrist prompted the scene, the Times reported.
A hospital spokesman would not confirm whether Spears was at the hospital, The Associated Press said.
Under a state mental health statute known as 5150, 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. Such a confinement is called an evaluation hold.
Keith Valone, a clinical psychologist in Pasadena, Calif., who is not associated with Spears’ treatment and declined to comment specifically on her case, told ABC News earlier this week that such a hold translates into 72 hours in a locked mental institution and must be approved by trained professionals like a psychiatrist or a nurse. “