Britney Spears was released from Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles on Saturday morning, according to TMZ. Few details were available at press time, but the site speculated that the “5150 hold” — under which the singer could be held against her will for 72 hours — can be lifted if doctors determine she is no longer a danger. The site also reported that Spears threw a tantrum at the hospital on Saturday morning, and also received a visit from psychologist/television personality Dr. Phil McGraw.
Spears was admitted to the hospital early Friday morning after a child-custody dispute on Thursday evening that found the singer being wheeled, laughing, into an ambulance on a gurney. An emergency custody hearing on Friday saw her ex-husband Kevin Federline temporarily gaining sole legal and physical custody of their children, Sean Preston and Jayden James, and Spears’ visitations with her children suspended temporarily, with the matter to be discussed at a hearing on January 14.
Spears has faced a number of restrictions since October , including supervised visitations, random drug testing, individual counseling, co-parenting counseling with Federline, individual parenting coaching and a Parenting Without Conflict program. Legal experts told MTV News on Friday that Spears will have to go through a long process before regaining unsupervised visitations with her children, and that the next step toward that would be supervised visits in a facility outside her home.
Los Angeles police have no plans to charge Spears with any crime relating to the incident, either for endangering her children or being under the influence. “We were only there because of the child-custody dispute, and that’s going to play out in the courts,” police spokesperson Ana Aguirre told MTV News.