Britney Spears strapped to a gurney via en route to the hospital!
Britney Spears was rushed to hospital last night after collapsing from suspected drug abuse while caring for her children .
Police were called to Britney’s Beverly Hills home at 8pm after the 25-year-old star refused to return her sons, two-year-old Sean Preston and one-year-old Jayden James, to ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Officers found Britney to be “under the influence of an unknown substance”, and she was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in an ambulance where she is reportedly undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.
Los Angeles Police Department officer Jason Lee said: “While officers were on the scene, they observed Ms. Spears under the influence of an unknown substance. She is now being taken in for an evaluation.”
Several police officers, fire engines, two ambulances and a police helicopter all appeared at the tumultuous scene.
An insider at L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center tells Usmagazine that nobody wanted to be Britney Spears’ monitor last night.
Spears was rushed to the hospital around 11 p.m. and was designated a “special needs” patient, meaning “they have either overdosed or tried to commit suicide,” the source says. (See her being wheeled on a stretcher here.)
When Britney arrived at the medical centre, she stuck two fingers up at waiting paparazzi but smiled as she was wheeled out of the ambulance.
One onlooker said: “Britney looked completely out of it, but still managed to flip off the photographers and smiled at the same time. She is just unbelievable.”
Jayden was also taken to the hospital by ambulance, although it is not clear if he needed medical treatment.
Sean was driven to Cedars-Sinai behind the two ambulances.
Kevin arrived at the hospital at 12:20 am this morning to see his ex-wife.
Britney’s father Jamie entered the hospital at 1:15am, despite the pair not having been seen together since spring last year.
OK! magazine’s timeline:
7 p.m.: K-Fed’s security team arrives to pick up boys Sean Preston and Jayden James and bring them back to their father’s house. When there is a delay in releasing the boys, Britney’s assistant, Carla, makes excuses for the pop star. However, it soon becomes clear that there is a problem.
At some point, 2-year-old Sean Preston is removed from the house, leaving only little Jayden inside with his mother.
8 p.m.: The police are notified of a custodial situation at Britney’s house and officers are dispatched to The Summit. But when they arrive, they find that the court-appointed monitor, who has been locked out of the house, is not in possession of the paperwork required to allow them to enter Britney’s house.
9:20 p.m.: K-Fed’s lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan arrives at The Summit with the required paperwork. He and five police cars enter the gated community and drive up to Britney’s house.
10:30 p.m.: More than a dozen police officers, as well as two ambulances and a handful of fire rescue trucks are now on the scene. Sometime before 11 p.m., Britney’s cousin Alli and Brit’s assistant Carla leave the house, leaving Brit alone with Jayden James.
11:45 p.m.: Britney is taken out of her home strapped to a gurney and placed into an ambulance, which is escorted by 13 police cars with sirens blaring to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, arriving at approximately 12:30 a.m. Jayden is brought to the hospital in a separate vehicle.