Tuesday, February 20, 2007

If At First You Don't Succeed

People magazine is reporting that Britney Spears has voluntarily checked herself into a rehabilitation facility in the Los Angeles area ... one hopes that she decides to stay put for more than 24 hours:


Britney Spears has entered rehab, the singer's manager Larry Rudolph, confirms to PEOPLE. "Britney Spears has voluntarily checked herself into an undisclosed rehab facility today," Rudolph says in a statement. "We ask that the media respect her privacy as well as those of her family and friends at this time." Thank the GODS she's finally getting help. This is a great sign that she is finally taking her health seriously. I sincerely hope that she stays in rehab until she is able to function again with some semblance of normalcy. I'm pullin' for ya Brit Brit! [Source]

UPDATE: Access Hollywood has more information on Britney's new stint in rehab ... apparently she checked herself in yesterday after her family staged an intervention on Valentine's Day last week. Here is a picture of Britney, wearing a pink tank top that says Delirious Delicious (I must have wanted to see it read Delirious -- thanks for the emails!) on it, taken today on the grounds of the Promises rehabilitation facility in Malibu, CA. It is expected that she will remain for at least 30 days:


Photo credit: Splash News

Spears' manager Larry Rudolph confirmed that the pop star is now a patient at a rehab facility. It was not disclosed which facility she is at. "Britney Spears has voluntarily checked herself into an undisclosed rehab facility," Rudolph's statement, released to Access, read. "We ask that the media respect her privacy as well as those of her family and friends at this time." Sources close to the singer told Access Spears checked into rehab yesterday, the same day a tearful Lynne Spears, Britney's mother, told Access "we love our daughter." This is not Britney's first time in rehab. Access Hollywood has learned that on Valentine's Day, the Spears family staged an intervention with the pop star and shortly thereafter helped the pop singer check into a facility. "She hasn't been reasonable in a good while," the source said. Britney has been drinking and partying and she has suffered from years of "instabilities," the source added ... The source close to Spears however said "it's not just stardom" at fault for the singer's recent actions. Spears' needs "deep healing with [her] family." Britney's recent moves are of little concern to the pop princess' parents. They just want her well, the source said and "will not give up, ever." They have also asked those who know and love Spears, to "pray for help." It is my very sincere wish that Britney is able to successfully battle her demons ... it looks like she's on the right track -- finally. [Source]