Heather Locklear's ex Jack Wagner hopes she can 'turn her life around' after being released from hospital
Heather Locklear has been released from hospital after a three-day hold after she reportedly threatened to kill herself
The troubled actress Heather Locklear has been released from hospital post her three-day hold in a psych ward. 56-year-old Locklear was hospitalized over the weekend in California after she reportedly threatened to kill herself. It has also been reported that Locklear choked her mother and hit her father while they attempted to calm her down. Her former flame Jack Wagner is now speaking out. "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.
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". She did not have access to a weapon at the time and the Ventura County Fire and Sheriff’s Departments are said to have gone to Heather’s home on Sunday following the distressed call.
Later, she was taken to a local hospital and the incident has been reported to be "only medical, nothing criminal."
Locklear's ex-fiance spoke to Extra and said that he is praying for his former 'Melrose Place' co-star. "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.
Locklear and Wagner dated for many years until they decided to get engaged in the year 2011. However, things went south very fast for the couple who called off their engagement only three months later. The couple made headlines in the year 2012 after they got into a physical altercation and were ordered to appear in court. However, no charges were filed in the case.
According to People, Capt. Garo Kuredjian of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said, "At that location, we contacted a person who had medical needs, and they were treated by the Ventura County Fire Department, and they were later transported to a local hospital."
It seems the trouble for the 'Melrose Place' actress started on Friday itself, with many reports saying she hit her fiance Chris Heisser while they were out in the evening. Though cops were not summoned after this reported assault, they were called when the couple was seen arguing publicly a couple of hours later near the actress's Thousand Oaks home. However, the fight ended quickly and no one was arrested that night. Two days later, Locklear's mother rang up the police after the extremely "agitated" and "violent" star started to threaten to shoot herself.
It has been a troublesome year for the 'The Perfect Man' actress; in March, it was claimed that she checked into a rehab after being arrested for "domestic violence". On February 26, she was arrested after police were called to her home in Thousand Oaks, California. During the arrest, she allegedly threatened to shoot officers if they ever returned to her home. The Daily Mail reported at the time that Locklear punched two police officers. She was charged with a felony count of domestic violence and three counts of misdemeanor battery on a peace officer. However, the charges were dropped in March.
Before Heather was hospitalized on Sunday, her inner circle of friends and family had been "desperately" trying to reach her. As reported by People, a source shared, "[Heather] is clearly not getting the proper medical and mental health help she needs. It’s not just about rehab for addiction issues, but about getting a proper evaluation and help for the underlying mental health issues."
"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," the source continued.
"Her parents are remarkable, and they have tried so hard. Her close friends have tried. It is very sad. This isn’t the Heather everyone knows. As a professional [actress], everyone wanted to work with her, she was never late, always prepared a joy on set. Also, she is a really good friend to people. For years and years. This person isn’t her. She really needs a proper evaluation, different medication, and clearly more help than she has been getting to truly determine what her mental health issues are."
"Right now, it’s heartbreaking for her friends and family, they are really worried, but unfortunately, their hands are tied with what that can do. Everyone just wants Heather back," the source added.
Locklear has struggled with substance abuse before and, in the year 2008, her doctor even called 911 reporting that she was suicidal. However, when the police showed up at the scene, the actress appeared to be fine. In the year 2012, the authorities showed up at Locklear's house again after her sister called 911 fearing that Heather's life was in danger after mixing prescription medication and alcohol.