Mischa Barton Hospitalized For Psychiatric Evaluation
Mischa Barton was reportedly hospitalized for a psychiatric evaluation on Thursday. Gossip Cop has reached out for confirmation.
According to a report, Barton was voluntarily transported to a Los Angeles hospital after concerned friends and neighbors called police. The actress was allegedly acting erratically at her West Hollywood residence. Her behavior allegedly included rambling and ranting about her mom, from whom she’s estranged, and problems with the world.
The incident took place in Barton’s backyard, and TMZ obtained photos showing the former “O.C.” star looking distressed. Clad only in a dress shirt, at one point she is pictured leaning over her fence. The site says Barton fell backward at one point, exclaiming, “Oh my God, it’s over! I feel it, and it’s angry!”
Both sheriff’s deputies and fire department personnel showed up on the scene, reportedly responding to a possible drug overdose or potential jumper. She was then taken for a mental evaluation.
Barton was previously hospitalized under an involuntary psychiatric hold in 2009, admitting in 2013 that she had a “full-on breakdown.” She has spent the last several years engaged in a legal battle with her mother over finances and property. Last year, the actress competed on “Dancing with the Stars,” an experience she recently admitted to hating.
Oddly, not long before TMZ’s report, Barton’s Twitter account sent a tweet saying, “Thank you all for all the birthday messages Xoxo.” Her birthday was on Tuesday. The tweet has since been deleted. Reps have not responded to a request for comment.