Was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and had since then been placed on a "5150 hold," due to the fact that she posed a danger either to herself or others, Britney Spears was discharged from the hospital Saturday morning, January 5 despite previous reports that she was to be held under a minimum three-days lockdown during which she was to undergo a series of physical and psychological tests.
According to reports, Britney made her exit via an underground tunnel to avoid paparazzi photographers who were gathered outside the hospital. TV personality and psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw who was present at Cedars-Sinai as Britney was about to leave, warned that the singer is still in a worrying state.
"My meeting with Britney and some family members this morning in her room at Cedars leaves me convinced more than ever that she is in dire need of both medical and psychological intervention," McGraw told the syndicated program "Entertainment Tonight." "She was released moments before my arrival and was packing when I entered the room. We visited for about an hour before I walked with her to her car. I am very concerned for her."
Soon following her early release from Cedars-Sinai, Britney was said to be leaving her Beverly Hills home, accompanied by Finalpixx photographer Adnan Ghalib. The twosome reportedly went to the Daily Grill in Palm Desert around 10 A.M. Sunday, January 6. People quoted the restaurant's manager as saying that Britney "seemed in a really good mood, laughing with the guy she was with" adding that she "shielded herself behind large, dark sunglasses and had a champagne mimosa to drink."
Britney was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center by paramedics on Thursday night, January 3 after police were called to her home for what was cited as "family custody dispute" involving sons Sean Preston and Jayden James she had with ex-husband Kevin Federline.