Britney Spears back into rehab for 3rd time in last week.
Britney Spears is hooked on booze and a cocktail of drugs, pals claimed today.
And her meltdown is so severe she even attempted suicide, according to shock reports in the States.
Just hours after shaving her head in front of stunned cameramen, the star is said to have tried to walk in front of a speeding car and threatened to take an overdose.
Britney, 25, hit the bottle in a bid to get over the blues caused by her marriage break-up. But pals say she has now sunk further into depression.
They claim the mixed-up Toxic singer has relied more and more on drugs and "happy pills" just to get through each day. As well as allegedly taking ecstasy and cocaine, they claim she has become hooked on the anxiety pill Xanax.
Worried friends decided to speak out, fearing she was putting her life at risk.
A source said: "Britney's family is terrified she'll end up like Anna Nicole Smith Ė on a cold slab in a morgue, leaving her sons without a mother.
"Britney is younger than Anna Nicole, but she seems to be on the same self-destructive path."
Brit sparked worldwide concern last weekend when, days after checking out of rehab, she decided on that head-shave in Tarzana, California.
SAN FRANCISCO - Third timeís the charm? After a week during which she twice ditched rehab after less than 24 hours, Britney Spears has once again checked herself into a treatment facility.
After voluntarily entering Malibuís Promises on Tuesday and leaving early Wednesday morning, Britney entered rehab again Thursday.
As of press time, the location of the facility has not been disclosed. And perhaps thatís for the best: Reportedly, the reason Britney left Promises was primarily the paparazzi attention. A source told E! Online that the detoxing diva was beside herself when photos of her on the grounds surfaced on the Internet.
The troubled pop star is scheduled to spend 30 to 45 days in an in-patient program, reports Web site TMZ.com Ö but at this rate, itíll be a miracle if she makes it through the weekend.
Britney Spears breaks down and Shaves her head in salon
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A salon owner tried to talk Britney Spears out of shaving her head, but the singer insisted and actually used a buzzer to do the job herself.
Salon owner Esther Tognozzi said Spears appeared at her shop late last week and announced she wanted all of her hair cut off.
Tognozzi said she refused to do it and tried to reason with the singer.
"Are you sure you're not having a bad day?" Tognozzi recalled asking Spears. "And tomorrow you'll feel differently about it?
"Why don't we wait a little bit?"
At that point, Tognozzi said, the singer grabbed some electric clippers and went to the back of the shop and began cutting her hair off.
All Tognozzi did was "even it out," the salon owner said.
Later, Spears was at a San Fernando Valley tattoo parlor, sporting her newly bald head.
Video on KABC-TV showed the newly shorn Spears with tiny tattoos on the back of her neck as she sat Friday night for a new tattoo -- a pair of red and pink lips.
"She just wanted something real small on her wrist, something dainty," Max Gott, the tattoo artist at Body and Soul in Sherman Oaks, told the TV station. "She got some cute little lips on her wrist."
Derrik Snell, who works at the tattoo parlor, said Spears showed up without notice and stayed for about 90 minutes as about 60 fans, photographers and gawkers gathered outside.
"She seemed fine," Snell said. "I didn't really notice [the hairdo] at first, she had a hood on when she showed up."
The appearance came the same day as reports on TV and Web sites that Spears, who has drawn criticism for her recent partying and sloppy behavior, had briefly checked into rehab.
Larry Rudolph, Spears' manager, couldn't be reached for comment.
Syndicated entertainment TV show "Extra" first reported that Spears had entered a treatment facility. Celebrity Web site TMZ.com then said the singer had entered a treatment center but had checked out one day later. Neither revealed their sources.
People magazine's Web site, citing "a source," said Spears had gone in and out of rehab, and identified the facility as Eric Clapton's Crossroads center in Antigua, in the Caribbean.
Angelique Uram, a Spears fan who stood on the tattoo parlor's sidewalk for Friday night's spectacle, was aghast at the singer's new look.
"We could see her in the mirror, and her head is completely shaved," she told KABC. "It looks terrible."
Police arrived to control the crowd and helped Spears' bodyguards guide her into a waiting SUV, her head covered by a hooded sweatshirt.
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