The Melrose Place star, Heather Locklear, was hospitalized Wednesday and placed on a mandatory 72-hour hold; however, doctors determined Locklear needed additional treatment, according to TMZ. Radar Online claims she has now been placed on a “5250,” which allows doctors to evaluate a patient for up to two weeks. It’s possible Locklear may be released earlier.
First reported by TMZ, Heather Locklear was admitted into a psychiatric facility after paramedics were called to her home last Sunday when her therapist and lawyer reportedly realized the 56-year-old was in need of medical assistance.
Last month, Locklear was sued after she allegedly attacked an emergency medical technician in June.
According to TMZ, citing court documents, the suit alleges Locklear became verbally and physically abusive toward Jennifer Hayn-Hiton, who was attempting to put Locklear on a gurney after responding to a disturbance call at the actress’ home on June 24.
In addition, the lawsuit claims that Heather Locklear allegedly wished death on Hayn-Hiton’s three young children from AIDS.
The EMT is reportedly requesting unspecified damages to cover medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
On Nov. 18, Locklear was taken to a hospital after her therapist determined that she was experiencing a mental breakdown, Top Today News has learned. The call was made as a health precaution for Locklear.
n a statement to Fox News‘ Kevin Flahavan, an attorney for Hayn-Hiton, said: “This is not the first time Ms. Locklear has physical and verbally abused first responders and she has never taken responsibility for her actions. If you or I acted like that, there would be consequences to our actions.
“Ms. Locklear’s actions should have consequences as well,” the statement continued. “Those consequences should be aimed at making my client whole for the injuries that she sustained, and they should also be aimed at preventing Ms. Locklear from doing this to someone else in the future.
“I understand Ms. Locklear has had a long career in show business, but that shouldn’t give her the right to hurt other people and threaten their children without facing consequences.”
Locklear was arrested in February for attacking a police officer after a domestic dispute with Chris Heisser. Then, in June, she was arrested again after allegedly punching a sheriff’s deputy and kicking an EMT, the latter of whom sued her for damages this month. She was also hospitalized two other times this year, including treatment for a possible overdose in June.