Is Britney Spears a prisoner in a treatment centre?

Britney Spears reportedly entered a psychiatric facility late March after suffering from emotional distress over her father's ill-health.
Britney Spears reportedly entered a psychiatric facility late March after suffering from emotional distress over her father's ill-health.PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES - Is Britney Spears kept against her will in a psychiatric facility?

Her fans seem to think so, with a group gathering outside City Hall in West Hollywood on Monday (April 22) to call for her release.

The demonstrators, whose action was livestreamed on YouTube, took aim at her manager, shouting: "Hey ho, Larry Rudolph has got to go."

They believe it was his decision to sign up Spears, 37, for a 30-day stay in the facility.

Spears reportedly entered the facility late last month after suffering from emotional distress over her father's ill-health.

She cancelled her Las Vegas residency to take care of family matters.

On Sunday (April 21), she was photographed on a day-out with boyfriend Sam Asghari, with fans shocked over her appearance.

 

"She looks like she's been through hell, not 'resting' in some luxury treatment centre like her team suggested," one fan wrote.