TMZ has learned that while Britney Spears checked-in to rehab, she refused to stay and checked out — one day later!
As “EXTRA” first reported, the pop star entered a rehab facility two days ago. Now TMZ has learned that the center was located outside of the country, and she refused to stay.
TMZ is told that Britney checked in at the urging of friends and family, after being seen intoxicated in public places and was so “exhausted” on New Year’s Eve she collapsed.
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Britney Spears checked into a rehab facility on Wednesday, the entertainment television show “Extra” is reporting.
Spears was last seen leaving New York City two nights ago on a private jet with her two young sons heading to Miami. Then, she disappeared off the paparazzi radar.
Spears’ reported decision to enter rehab comes after months of hard partying and friends having reached out to her to seek help.
Spears’ reps told “Extra” that they have “no comment.”
Meanwhile, an e-mail from Spears’ former assistant Felicia Culotta posted on a Web site’s gossip blog says the 25-year-old pop star needs to get her act together because she’s headed for “rock bottom.”
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“Extra” has learned exclusively that after months of hard partying, pop princess Britney Spears has entered rehab.
Our sources tell us that Brit, who has been notably absent from the paparazzi scene in recent days, is seeking professional help at an undisclosed location.
This comes after the emotional letter that rocked Britney’s world, composed after her non-stop partying took her from coast to coast and back again.
Those close to Brit were fed up, frustrated and pleading with her to seek professional help; it appears they finally staged a long-anticipated intervention.
Brit’s former assistant of nearly 10 years, Felicia Culotta, just posted her plea to the mother of two.
Culotta revealed she’s “crushed” by the way Britney’s life is unfolding, writing, “We, as her family and nearest and dearest, not on the payroll anymore, are doing everything in our power to get help for Britney.”
It seems Brit’s family is ready to fold in their mission to help the one-time world sensation.
“I cannot save her from herself, nor can I commit her to any type of treatment program against her wishes and wills,” the statement reads.
On Friday, OK magazine Entertainment Director Rob Shuter told “Extra,” “People are speculating that the force behind this letter may in fact be Britney’s mother reaching out to Britney.”
With her recent girls gone wilds antics, which include hard partying at Vegas hotspot Pure and stripping down to her skivvies to dance with go-go dancers in New York, it seems only natural that her behavior is raising questions and concerns. “By going out and drinking and partying at the clubs, she kind of feels the people she meets at clubs are her friends,” dished Us Weekly’s Senior Editor Albert Lee.
Lee also broke news to “Extra,” revealing that Brit is slipping again when it comes to car seat safety and her two little boys, Jayden James and Sean Preston. “She was driving with Jayden James, her youngest son, with the car seat again facing forward,” Lee told us.
But it is Brit’s former assistant and family friend who is putting what many are feeling into words, which may have pushed Britney into sobering up and getting help: “When she does indeed hit rock bottom, she’ll stand up and walk away from this whole fiasco a new, confident, changed, career driven Britney like we all knew and loved.”
Britney Spears checked into a rehab facility and then abruptly checked out, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
Spears, 25, checked herself into Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Centre in Antigua “two or three days ago” but left after just one day and headed to Florida, the source tells PEOPLE.
TV’s Extra first reported that the singer had entered a treatment facility. TMZ later reported that she checked out less than 24 hours later.
Spears has been a nightlife fixture ever since filing for divorce from Kevin Federline in November.
On Tuesday, her former personal assistant, Felicia Culotta, wrote in a letter to Hollywood.com’s The Other Blog that Spears’s friends and family were trying to get her help, but were not having much luck.
“There’s just so much you can do to help a person,” Culotta wrote. “I cannot convince her in ANY way to love herself. … I cannot save her from herself, nor can I commit her to any type of treatment program against her wishes and will. I am throwing my hands up and realizing that I am helpless over another.”
That was not the first sign that those around her were concerned. In January, Rudolph told USA Today that Spears realized her behavior had been harming her image. “She understands what’s going on right now, and she calls it her ‘rocky moment,’ ” he said. “Britney knows exactly what she needs to do.”
Spears herself later wrote in a letter to fans on her Web site, “If I were you I’d be unhappy too if I had to read what I’ve been reading every day. But trust me, I get it. I know I’ve been far from perfect and the media has had a lot of fun exaggerating my every move.”