Amanda Bynes has been hospitalized on an involuntary psychiatric hold.
The actress was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Friday after having a very difficult week, with reports surfacing of bizarre behavior, TMZ reports. Bynes’ hospitalization came less than 24 hours after she posted a Twitter rant against her father, Rick Bynes — which she later retracted — claiming he had sexually, physically and verbally abused her.
According to TMZ, doctors placed Bynes on a 5150 psychiatric hold for 72 hours, which can be extended for two weeks.
The website also reports that placing the 28-year-old under another conservatorship is also a priority. Bynes lived with her parents until a court-ordered conservatorship ran out last month and may have something to do with her recent relapse into devastating behaviors associated with mental illness.
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Apparently Bynes’ parents made arrangements to hospitalize their daughter soon after landing at LAX Airport. Bynes allegedly believed she would be driven by a car service to The London Hotel to meet her parents and their lawyer. Instead, she was brought to a Pasadena, California, hospital.
While the actress was in New York, she allegedly stole a $200 hat from Barneys department store and acted erratically in several other boutiques. She also went on multiple Twitter rants.
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In July 2013, Bynes was hospitalized on a 5150 psychiatric hold after allegedly setting fire in an elderly woman’s driveway.
Things seemed to be looking up for Bynes in recent months until this most recent relapse.
— Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) October 10, 2014
Let’s hope Bynes gets the help she needs and deserves.