Mischa Barton suffers meltdown


Mischa Barton has been placed on involuntary psychiatric hold at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after suffering a breakdown.

According to People magazine, the former O.C. star called police to her Los Angeles home in relation to a health problem. LAPD Officer April Harding confirmed: “We assisted her with a medical issue and removed her from her home.”

The actress has been reportedly sectioned under the 5150 code, reserved for individuals who present a danger to themselves or others, are gravely disabled or suffer from a mental disorder. Britney Spears was held under the same code in January 2008, following her now infamous meltdown.

Due to the hospitalization, the 23-year-old has missed the premiere of her new film ‘Homecoming’ and production for her new show, The CW’s ‘Beautiful Life’ has been postponed while the actress recovers.

“She has been on a destructive path for a while now. Her drug and alcohol use has gotten to a point where it drove people away,” a source tells the magazine.

Life imitating art. Who knew the O.C. would inspire and influence to such a degree? Get well soon.

July 21, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Celebrity.

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