Britney's needle fear
16:30 16 March 2006
Britney Spears had to be rushed to hospital after treading on a hypodermic needle.
The pop babe - who is on holiday in Hawaii - had stepped out of her car without shoes on when she trod on the needle in a parking lot.
The panic-stricken star was taken to Hawaii State Hospital, but tests showed the needle was unused.
A source is quoted in Britain's Daily Star newspaper as saying: "Britney is going to be fine.
"She's got a nasty cut but it's been disinfected and dressed and she's been released from hospital.
"It was more the shock of seeing the needle poking out of her foot - as you can imagine. All sorts of things race through your mind in that situation. "The conclusion we would all jump to is that it was discarded by a drug user.
Meanwhile, the singer is said to be expecting her second baby just five months after having son, Sean Preston.
The star - who has been at the centre of pregnancy rumours for weeks - allegedly wanted to keep the happy news a secret until she revealed it on her website.
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