Britney Spears, who has faced public criticism for her partying ways since divorcing Kevin Federline in November, reportedly entered a rehab clinic earlier this week, only to check out soon after.
Although her spokespeople have yet to confirm it, several outlets (initiated by “Extra”) claim that Spears checked into a treatment facility in the Caribbean on Wednesday. People and TMZ.com reported that she checked out a day later.
People reported that Spears was treated at the Crossroads Centre, a facility on the Caribbean island of Antigua founded by Eric Clapton. (“Crossroads,” of course, is also the name of Britney’s only theatrical release.)
Spears was reportedly last seen leaving New York on Monday on a private plane heading for Miami, accompanied by her two young sons, Jayden James and Sean Preston. She returned to Los Angeles on Friday, according to a source close to the family.
In recent months, the singer has frequently been photographed at clubs across the country, often in a disheveled state and in and in scant attire . Although she has not recently been seen in the company of Paris Hilton, Spears continued to hit the scene with producer J.R. Rotem, Isaac Cohen and others following her divorce , leading Felicia Culotta, her longtime personal assistant, to express that she hoped the singer would seek help.
“I cannot save her from herself,” Culotta wrote this week in a letter to longtime Spears fan site webmaster Ruben Garay, “nor can I commit her to any type of treatment program against her wishes and will.”
Spears’ former boyfriend Justin Timberlake weighed in at the Brit Awards on Wednesday night, saying during a videotaped award-acceptance speech: “Stop drinking. You know who you are. I’m speaking to you. You are going to get sloppy. OK! magazine is going to say something bad about you.”