Britney Spears Rushed To Hospital After Custody Stand-off
January 4, 2008 at 5:34 AM (PT)
BRITNEY SPEARS and her younger son were rushed to hospital in ambulances TODAY after a four-hour showdown in which she refused to hand over her children to former husband KEVIN FEDERLINE despite a court order. Aerial footage from a local TV station showed SPEARS, surrounded by six police cars, a fire engine and hordes of paparazzi, stretchered out of her LOS ANGELES home and into a waiting ambulance at around 11p, reports TIMESONLINE.
The gossip website TMZ reported that SPEARS was under the influence of an "unknown substance." SPEARS was taken to CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER on a "medical hold" which, according to TMZ, means she will undergo a mental health evaluation.
Police had been called to the property three hours earlier. JASON LEE, a police spokesman, said that SPEARS "was refusing to hand the children over to their father as part of a court order."