- Jan 23, 2006
Moments after crowds cheered in the the New Year, paparazzi princess Britney Spears collapsed at the PURE nightclub last night!
An hour earlier, Brit had hosted two countdowns to usher in the New Year - one inside the VIP section at the hip hot nightspot and a second up on the club's upper outdoor terrace overlooking the famed Vegas Strip where fireworks were shot off from seven casino-hotel rooftops.
Britney's collapse early this morning is now shrouded with mystery. Here is what we have learned: She had been seated on a VIP tented-cabana bed overlooking the dance floor at 12:50 AM talking with one of her male dancers. She signaled to her crew she wanted to leave and as she stood up, "she went into a dead faint and just fell right to the floor."
Brit's heavy entourage pulled her up and laid her on the bed at the same time as her personal security asked for the club to provide at least 10 other security managers to "get her out as quickly as possible." They surrounded Britney in an attempt to screen her from all observers and the new years revelers on the crowded dance floor. Photo-taking was not going to happen.
Eventually, Brit's 12-man-strong security force was in place, as two of her dancers wrapped her in a blanket-hooded poncho. Literally carrying her in both arms, they managed to zig-zag her through the crowds and out of the club.
In the wee hours of the morning, an ambulance was called to the hotel but it was unclear if it was brought to Caesars for Britney or some other drunken patron