Although Britney Spears is laid up in the "5150" ward at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, at least one person believes the former pop diva can still make a comeback.
Former Spears manager Larry Rudolph, in an interview promoting his E! reality show "Sunset Tan," told FOX News that the pop diva he helped discover will once again be on top of the music scene.
"She's probably the most dynamic and exciting performer that's hit the music scene since Madonna in the mid-'80s, Rudolph said.
Like Madonna, Spears has had her share of controversy, especially in 2007 when she shaved her head, became part of the so-called "bimbo summit" including herself, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan and lost primary custody of her children, at least temporarily, to ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Thursday night, she was admitted to Cedars-Sinai for what one source close to Spears is calling a "complete psychotic meltdown."
Rudolph most recently worked with Spears last summer on her latest CD, "Blackout," which kicked off to an inauspicious start with Spears' wobbly performance at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, but then quickly rose to the top of the Billboard charts, surprising industry insiders.
"I was working with her when she was recording and eager to hear rest of it and was really happy it's doing well," he said.
"The reality is she's here for a long time," says Rudolph, who also worked with Spears' one-time boyfriend Justin Timberlake. "Right now you're seeing what you're seeing, but I know this girl has an enormous talent and she's smart and she'll get it right and get right back on track and she'll do amazingly well," he said.
Right now it's hard to see the forest through the trees, however.
Spears faces up to a year of probation if convicted in a misdemeanor case of driving without a valid license, has been ordered by the court to have her children's visits supervised and has to adhere to court-appointed drug testing.
But Rudolph thinks all of this will pass.
"I think that Britney Spears is going to be a force to be reckoned with again and she's going to be out there in a big, big way, playing arenas and stadiums in the near future."
America does love a good comeback, and although 2008 has started on a down note for Spears, here's hoping Rudolph is right, not only for her career, but also for her children.