Heather Locklear Hospitalized for Psychiatric Evaluation
Former “Melrose Place” and “Dynasty” actress Heather Locklear was reportedly hospitalized for a psychiatric evaluation.
Emergency personnel, according to the Los Angeles Times, were called to Locklear’s home in Thousand Oaks.
Capt. Garo Kuredjian of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said that when the paramedics responded, “they discovered a patient who needed medical help.”
“That person was evaluated there and was later transported to a local hospital for further treatment,” he told the LA Times.
He didn’t confirm that the patient was Locklear, 56. However, other media reports, including one from TMZ, indicated that it was her.
The entertainment news website said that Locklear got violent, hitting her father and choking her mother. Sources told TMZ that a family member called 911 on Sunday.
In February, she was arrested on felony domestic violence charges against her boyfriend. She allegedly threatened to shoot officers when they came to her home. Fox News reported that she checked herself into a treatment facility in March.
A source told People magazine that she wasn’t getting the help that she needed to tackle “underlying mental health issues.”
“[Heather] is clearly not getting the proper medical and mental health help she needs,” the unnamed source told People.
The source continued, “She isolates herself, which only feeds into the other issues. Of course, you can’t force someone to get help—they have to want to—but it’s hard for someone who is sick to make smart choices and keep at it. She has family and friends who are desperately trying to help.”