Dr. Phil is coming to the aid of troubled star Britney Spears.
The singer was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles
early Saturday morning where she was being held for observation
following her shocking meltdown on January 3.
Dr. Phil visited Britney for an hour in her hospital room shortly
before she left with her father, Jamie Spears, and returned to her Beverly
Hills home, which she had been driven away from Thursday strapped to a
gurney in the back of an ambulance.
"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 direct need of both
medical and psychological intervention," he said in a statement to
Entertainment Tonight and The Insider.
"She was released moments before my arrival and was packing when I entered
the room," the doctor added. "We visited for about an hour before I walked
with her to her car. I am very concerned for her."
According to the website TMZ, Dr. Phil, who is friends with Britney's mother,
Lynne, is taping a Britney special for his popular show which will air on
In Touch has learned that hospital staff decided to release Britney, who had
been admitted for 72 hours observation, after determining she was not a
danger to herself.