Lindsay Lohan's mother DINA has lashed out at attacks on her daughter after she was admitted to hospital on Monday (02JAN06).

The worried mum was with the pop star/actress when she suffered a severe asthma attack, which burst a blood vessel in her neck, and she's sickened by articles suggesting her daughter's latest health scare is far more serious.

Press reports have suggested the MEAN GIRLS star is still struggling with an eating disorder she talks about in the new issue of style magazine Vanity Fair.

But Dina fumes, "I don't think people understand how truly terrifying it is to have an asthma attack."

Lohan has spent this week in Miami's Mount Sinai Medical Center after collapsing with breathing problems on Monday night (02JAN06).

Lohan was diagnosed an asthmatic when she was just two.