Fears surrounding Britney Spears' health after she was spotted outside a Los Angeles hospital have been allayed - it was her mum LYNNE who had an appointment there.

The I'M A SLAVE 4 U singer arrived with her mother for the hour-long visit to the CENTINELA HOSPITAL on Thursday (15JAN04), before the pair visited the PARKSIDE MEDICAL CENTRE in nearby Santa Monica for an 8.30am appointment the following day.

Reports were rife it was Britney who was seeking medical care, because her mum's allegedly concerned for her well-being following her shock marriage to school pal Jason Alexander in Las Vegas earlier this month (JAN04).

But publicist LESLIE SLOAN insists, "Her mother had an appointment. It wasn't Britney."

19/01/2004 17:41