Sources at UCLA Medical Center say Britney Spears has been classified as "G.D." - Gravely Disabled. That, experts say, is a huge, dangerous deal.
According to TMZ, who broke this story, that means the patient is unable to take care of basic needs like obtaining food, clothing or shelter.
Being G.D. is one of the criteria for involuntary commitment.
Several health care professionals say Britney Spears has been falling more and more into a "manic state" due to her bipolar disorder.
She arrived at the hospital Thursday morning around 2:15 a.m., but wasn't admitted until 4:15 a.m. because she was causing a scene.
This recent Britney Spears photo pretty much speaks for itself.
Flying off the handle, Britney accused her mother, Lynne Spears (who was there), of sleeping with her boyfriend, screaming:
"The only reason she's admitting me is because she wants to be alone with her boyfriend! She wants to sleep with my boyfriend!!"
Britney did not clarify if she meant Sam Lutfi or Adnan Ghalib.
In November, she made the same charge about Lynne and K-Fed.
When Spears calmed down, she talked about Sean Preston and Jayden James, how much she misses them and how it's unfair she's not with them.
We love making fun of Britney Spears as much as anyone, but the girl obviously needs help. Here's hoping she gets it this time.
TMZ also reports that the people treating Britney Spears are - thankfully - being praised by colleagues for their compassion and her credentials.