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Posted at 7:17 PM ET, 02/ 6/2008

Report: Spears Released from Hospital

By Liz Kelly

Britney Spears was released from the UCLA Medical Center late this afternoon. is reporting that while Brit was able to slip out of the hospital without fanfare, the paparazzi quickly caught up with her -- creating a media frenzy in her wake as she drove through Beverly Hills.

Spears had been in the hospital since Jan. 31.

The latest issue of Rolling Stone, due in stores Friday, features a bombshell-packed cover story about Spears -- including details about alleged breast implants (and removal), Brit's relationship with Justin Timberlake and her self-image.

By Liz Kelly  | February 6, 2008; 7:17 PM ET
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I think its a bad idea to release her so early. She needs to be away from the paparazzi and media to get herself healthy. I used to laugh at her for messing up so much, now I just feel so bad that no one can seem to help her.

Posted by: xtine | February 6, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Are "normal" L.A. citizens at bodily risk from this psychotic train wreck when she takes to the road with her ragtag paparazzi motorcade in hot pursuit? Is it at all disruptive to people's lives? Or is it just like a localized severe thunderstorm whereupon one goes inside for a spell and waits for it to pass?

At some point wouldn't it be incumbent upon authorities to relocate the creature of causality for safety reasons, much like how wandering black bears dangerously astray in suburbia are tranquilized, tagged, and released somewhere far away back into the wild?

Posted by: Anonymous | February 6, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

The following statement was released to CNN's Anderson Cooper by Jamie and Lynne Spears, Britney's parents:

"As parents of an adult child in the throws of a mental health crisis, we were extremely disappointed this morning to learn that over the recommendation of her treating psychiatrist, our daughter Britney was released from the hospital that could best care for her and keep her safe. We are deeply concerned about our daughter's safety and vulnerability and we believe her life is presently at risk. There are conservatorship orders in place created to protect our daughter that are being blatantly disregarded. We ask only that the court's orders be enforced so that a tragedy may be averted."

How could the hospital release her without her doctor's consent and/or order? Since she got home without the Pap pack following her, why was she allowed to leave her house? I thought her father would have more control over the situation as conservator. It looks like this is just going to have to run it's course until there is a real tragedy--and then the finger pointing will begin about who is to blame and where it all went wrong, and why didn't someone help this girl. After reading the court filings regarding "Sam", my feelings have changed to just feeling so sorry for Brit. She has been taken advantage of, and probably can't comprehend what is happening to her life or how to get it back on track. This is not going to end well.

Posted by: Arlington | February 7, 2008 7:54 AM | Report abuse

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