US television personality and psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw on
Monday canceled plans for a show about Britney Spears' latest
McGraw, who counsels people on his popular TV program "The Dr.
Phil Show," called on Spears at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los
Angeles where the 26-year-old was admitted last week in a fit of
hysterics over the handover of her two young sons to her ex-husband
McGraw said he had planned to tape a show on Monday focused not
on the tabloid side of Britney's problems, but on other issues
surrounding this case.
In an interview on the CBS network's "The Early Show" on Monday,
McGraw, who has been accused of breaching Spears' privacy, said he
went to see Spears "at the request of her family."
Spears spent much of 2007 in and out of alcohol and drug
rehabilitation programs and battling legal problems.
She was hospitalized last week when she became hysterical after
representatives of her ex-husband tried to pick up their sons from
a weekend visit.
Spears lost primary custody of the boys to Federline after her
life spun out of control following their divorce in November 2006,
her stints in rehab and reports of drinking and drug use.
(Xinhua/Agencies January 8, 2008)