Heather Locklear hospitalized for overdose just hours after getting released on bail
Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies along with paramedics were called to the actress' home with regards to a possible overdose
Heather Locklear was reportedly hospitalized after cops got a call for someone overdosing at her home Monday afternoon hours after she was out on bail for for attacking a police officer as well as an EMT.
According to reports, Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies along with paramedics were called to the actress' home with regards to a possible overdose.
As per TMZ, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Garo Kuredjiann revealed that the deputies were called in to assist EMTs on a “medical call” that happened to be at the former 'Dynasty' star's residence in Thousand Oaks, California at 3 pm.
Although they did not identify the patient on arrival, most likely to keep the identity a secret, they confirmed that the patient had been taken to Las Robles Hospital & Medical Center for further assistance.
Although she herself wanted to go and get a self-evaluation, it looks like the deed was somehow fulfilled for her as per her wishes.
“Heather is hitting rock bottom and her daughter (Ava Elizabeth Sambora) and other family members are seriously concerned for her health and well-being. It breaks her daughter’s heart that Heather has been in so much trouble recently, and Ava has been pleading with her mom to get help,” a source close to the actress told Hollywood Life after the incident.
“Her recent troubles with the law is not who Heather is nor who she wants to be. Heather is a nice, sweet, kind, and generous person who feels she has hit her final rough patch. She is ready for some major life changes. It seems her last trip to jail was a real wake up call for her because she feels miserable, is sincerely sorry, and ready to do things differently. She feels demoralized and never wants to do go through that ever again,” the insider added.
The news of the actress being hospitalized comes on the heels of the news that she was recently jailed after she threatened to kill a police officer and an EMT last week. It was her second-time getting arrested for a battery assault.
The emergency call to 911, was initially reported for a disturbance. However, the law enforcement sources told the publication that when they reached Locklear's mansion, she was found to be heavily intoxicated. The call was made by one of her family members, who decided to report the authorities.
Locklear was clearly very agitated and while not fully being in her senses, she allegedly punched a responding deputy who was trying to separate her from the rest of her family members. She apparently also kicked an EMT while they were putting her on the gurney.
Locklear was first taken to the hospital after the incident, post which, she was taken to jail where she was booked. As per reports, the actress is being held on a $20,000 bail.
She was previously in the news for threatening to shoot her own self, after which she was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold after she was she allegedly was accused of choking her mom and attacking her dad. The 'Melrose Place' star was admitted into the hospital for evaluation after one of her family members called 911 and said that they were concerned about her behavior.
A law enforcement spokesperson told the website that Heather was acting "erratically" and that "she was trying to find a gun to shoot herself". Later, she was taken to a local hospital and the incident has been reported to be "only medical, nothing criminal."
Locklear's ex-fiance, Jack Wagner, after hearing of the incident, said that he is praying for his former 'Melrose Place' co-star. "Listen, we all have our struggles and our issues. There’s no one that can say we don’t. So Heather’s in my prayers," the 58-year-old said.
"I love her and her family and I just hope that she can really dig in and turn her life around. I love her to death and I just pray for the best for her and her family," he added.