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Report: Britney Spears Leaves Psychiatric Ward Halfway Through Two-Week Stay

February 6, 2008 5:18 PM ET

Britney Spears' mandatory fourteen-day stay in the UCLA Medical Center's psychiatric ward is apparently over after only a week according to the LA Times, who say the singer left the hospital this afternoon because "she was no longer required to stay there after 11:30 AM." Spears was reportedly ushered out of the facility by security to little fanfare, as opposed to the full-out media blitz that followed her being shipped to the medical center. It's expected that Spears will return to one of her homes before seeking additional treatment in her fight against "bipolar disorder." How Spears' surprise release effects her family's fight against her "friend" Sam Lufti and Spears' ongoing custody battle for her two children remains to be seen. For more on Spears, be sure to check out the current issue of Rolling Stone.

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