Britney Back In LA Amid Rehab Reports
February 16, 2007 8:38pm CST
Britney Spears had entered a rehab facility, the TV show Extra reported. But she may not have stayed there long. Amid conflicting reports of a 24-hour stint in rehab, Spears, 25, arrived back in L.A. today after being seen shortly before 11 a.m. boarding American Airlines flight 2213 from Miami. Fellow passengers were surprised to find that the singer, clad in a red shirt and blue pants, sat alone and in coach class. According to an eyewitness, "she was the last person to board the plane. She took a seat in the last row - right in front of the bathrooms." The passenger reported that Spears was friendly to those passing by to say hello, but insisted that no photos be taken. Once the plane touched down at LAX, two men rushed aboard to sit with her, shooing away lingering onlookers seeking photos. "As soon as she reached the terminal, two police officers were there to escort her out of the airport. There was such a buzz that everyone was waiting for her," the source said. Once they debarked, Spears and what appeared to be bodyguards walked briskly out of the airport without stopping to claim any baggage. Fans and curious onlookers attempted to take quick photographs as Spears was whisked away. The unconfirmed rehab reports come three days after Spears' former assistant, Felicia Culotta, posted a letter on a Britney fan site saying she is “crushed/saddened/heart sick by the way her life is unfolding.” Culotta told fans: “I want you to know that WE (as in her Family and nearest and dearest—ALL of whom are NOT on the payroll anymore!!) are doing EVERYTHING in our power to get help for Britney." TMZ.com also reports that Spears left the facility less than 24 hours after checking in and that the center was located "outside of the country." As Usmagazine.com reported on Thursday, after partying hard last week in New York City, Spears traveled to South Florida this week for a little R&R with her two sons, 17-month-old Sean Preston and 5-month-old Jayden James. Spears, 25, had checked into the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami around midnight on Monday with her boys, sources told Us. According to a hotel source, Britney and her boys made the trip solo - minus even a nanny. "Britney called the concierge desk, saying she was not able to shop herself because she had no one to watch the kids, so would a female please go out and buy her a bright-colored bikini," says the source. "Britney was totally wishing she had help to take care of those kids." Though she originally planned to stay a week, Britney unexpectedly cut her trip short on the night of Valentine’s Day after drinking one glass of champagne from a bottle of Dom Perignon that she ordered to her room, says a source. “She was very eager to [leave] because something happened,” the source tells Us. Reps for Spears couldn’t be reached for comment.