Britney Spears' risky release
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 February 2008
Britney Spears' parents claim their daughter's life is at risk following her release from hospital yesterday (06.02.08).
Jamie and Lynne Spears are "extremely disappointed" the troubled singer was allowed to leave Los Angeles' UCLA Medical Center on the recommendation of her psychiatrist.
Jamie and Lynne - who are divorced - said in a joint statement: "As parents of an adult child in the throes of a mental health crisis, we were extremely disappointed 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."
Britney, 26, left the facility yesterday surrounded by private security guards but without the police escort that accompanied her when she was admitted last Thursday (31.01.08).
Since last week, the mother-of-two has been undergoing psychiatric evaluation and it is unclear whether she will carry on with outpatient treatment.
Soon after her release, Britney was reunited with her photographer boyfriend Adnan Ghalib at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
The pair then drove to the offices of her lawyer Adam Streisand, who earlier this week unsuccessfully challenged the decision to name Britney's father Jamie as co-conservator of her estate and all her legal decisions.
In early January, Britney was briefly hospitalised after refusing to surrender custody of her two sons in a police stand-off.
Sole custody of the children was subsequently awarded to her ex-husband Kevin Federline.
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