Troubled singer Britney Spears reportedly tried to kill herself while in rehab last week.

The 25-year-old's suicide bid  in which she tried to hang herself with a bedsheet  is one of a number of actions revealing her apparently disturbed state, according to the News of the World.

Paramedics are said to have been called but "luckily she was unhurt", the tabloid claims, adding that the hanging attempt came hours after she had written the number 666 on her shaved head  the number of the devil  and run around the Promises rehab clinic shouting "I am the Antichrist!"

But, the paper adds, things have been looking up for Britney since then and a reconciliation with her estranged husband Kevin Federline could be on the cards.

"Britney has realised what a rock Kevin has been to her, and how out of control she has acted recently. She has been talking to Kevin every night for hours on the phone, telling him she still loves him," a source close to the Promises clinic told the paper.

"She just wants to be with him again, and thinks having another baby will Seal their marriage. Britney seems much happier and has calmed down a lot. She's a completely different Britney from the beginning of the week."

The 25-year-old singer entered the rehab clinic at the end of February and is expected to stay for at least a month.

05/03/2007 16:39:47