Britney fans can breathe a little easier - we've just heard from a highly-placed source that Britney was judged to be stable by the faculty at Cedars Sinai before she left this morning!
"I can confirm that Ms. Spears left [the hospital] after various evaluations from the medical staff and was deemed stabilized," our source tells us.
This certainly comes as a relief to us - we're obviously not doctors, but between the news of hospital staffers avoiding Britney and of her being released before her 72-hour order was up, we were starting to grow concerned about whether she was being properly looked after!
SOURCE CLOSE TO BRITNEY "NOT SURPRISED"
X17 just got off the phone with a source close to Britney, who gave us the following statement:
I'm still trying to find out all the details myself. I have to say I was not too suprised, for me and several others who are relatively close to her have felt her mental state had been alternating between clear and opaque.
From what I have been explained as far as Thursday night's situation, is that Ms. Spears had a mental lapse. Stress and anxiety along with fear and worry got to her.
Our source also wanted to make one fact even clearer: "She did NOT injure her children."
BRITNEYS MOM IS FEELING MORBID
Brit Breaks Down While Mom Mourns
While her daughter Britney was being released from the hospital, Lynne Spears was 3,000 miles away at a cemetery in Kentwood, La. today, laying flowers at the grave of her sister.
Britney's aunt, Sandra Bridges Covington, died last January of breast cancer. Britney attended the funeral.