Representatives for Mischa Barton have confirmed that the young actress was ordered into psychiatric care yesterday by police in Los Angeles.
The 23-year-old actress was removed from her house yesterday for what the Los Angeles Police Department is calling “medical issues.” She was obtained and hospitalized under Section 5150 of the California Welfare & Institutions Code, which allows authorities to hold a person for up to 72 hours if they present a danger to themselves or to others. She was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where she is currently being treated.
A friend of Barton told People magazine, “She has been dealing with a lot of personal issues. I don't know if she really ever gave up some of the bad habits that had gotten out of control a couple years back." In 2007 Mischa was arrested for DUI and marijuana possession. At a recent event in London, Barton appeared bloated and unwell. At the time her reps blamed her appearance on the removal of a wisdom tooth. Her hospitalization forced her to miss the premiere of her new film Homecoming in New York City.
Here’s hoping she’s okay.
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