Mischa Barton has reportedly been hospitalised following a bizarre episode in her backyard in West Hollywood.
Celebrity website TMZ have reported that Barton’s neighbours became concerned when the star was seen ranting and raving in her backyard yesterday about her “mum being a witch, the world shattering and Ziggy Stardust”.
Pictures published by TMZ, show the 31 year old actress looking distressed leaning over her fence wearing nothing but a large white shirt. Another photo shows Barton sitting on the ground hugging herself.
After falling off the fence Barton reportedly yelled: “Oh my God, it’s over! I feel it, and it’s angry!”
Worried neighbours called the police and firefighters who responded to a call for ‘a jumper or possible overdose.’
The actress was then voluntarily transferred to a nearby hospital for psychological evaluation. This worrying incident has come just months after the actress failed to show up for a film shoot and was ordered to pay a director US$200,000.
Barton became an overnight success following her role as Marissa Cooper on TV series The O.C. When filming wrapped up for the show in 2006 friends of Barton say she slowly started becoming ‘unhinged.’ She would hang out with the party crew in LA and was seen frequenting many night spots.
In 2007, she was arrested on charges of DUI and drug possession. Two years later, she was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold by the LAPD in 2009 after having a self-described “freak out”.
The actress spoke out in 2013 about her time spent in the psychiatric ward recounting it as one of her lowest points.
“It was a full-on breakdown. It was terrifying, straight out of Girl, Interrupted. Story of my life,” she said.
“I was never suicidal. I was just overworked and depressed. But one slip of the tongue in a heightened moment and you find yourself in that situation.”
We all hope Barton is okay and getting the treatment she requires.
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