Pop princess Britney Spears' mum LYNNE had to be rushed to hospital in Los Angeles after collapsing in a Mexican restaurant last week (ends16MAY03).

Britney initially believed that her mother's drink had been spiked after she suffered breathing difficulties and stomach pains at the eaterie.

An onlooker at the restaurant says, "They has some margaritas and Lynne was rushed to hospital. Can't imagine what happened."

Tests eventually showed Lynne's mystery illness was an "adverse reaction" to new allergy medication, and nothing to do with the margaritas at all.

A spokesperson for Britney says, "It was a scare. But Britney's mom is fine now."

22/05/2003 13:59