After a rough week, doctors have finally come up with a treatment plan for actress Heather Locklear. She has been in the hospital since Monday after she reportedly overdosed just hours after she was bailed out of jail after her most recent arrest, and now she will be moved from the psyciatric ward in the hospital to a longterm care facility where she will receive treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues, according to TMZ.
"Heather's condition is stable and she's getting the necessary treatment," a source updated the site on June 25 after her recent hospitalization. Just four months after being charged with felony domestic violence and battery on a police officer, Heather was recently arrested again for reportedly attacking another cop and an EMT employee. TMZ reported the 56-year-old actress was taken into custody Sunday night and booked for two counts misdemeanor battery upon an officer and emergency personnel.
Police officers reported that the Melrose Place star was heavily intoxicated and agitated when officials arrived on June 24. It was also revealed that Heather punched the deputy who was trying to separate her from members of her family. Last week, Heather was hospitalized and placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold.
Heather's Feb. 2018 mug shot. (Photo Credit: Splash)
At the time, she was described as erratic and looking for a gun. Unfortunately, Heather has a history of substance abuse and was arrested for a DUI in 2008. Ultimately, the DUI charge was dropped but two years later she was arrested again for a hit-and-run accident. Last year, the veteran actress opened up about her past struggles and claimed to be feeling better than ever. "I am feeling great and am taking steps to enrich and better my life," she told Entertainment Tonight. "Currently, I am working on tying up some loose ends regarding certain issues, so I can hit 2017 full steam ahead."
Heather was previously married to Bon Jovi rocker Richie Sambora and the couple shares 20-year-old daughter Ava, who is reportedly "crushed" by her mom's downward spiral. "Ava has had to watch her mother's ups and downs and this is far worse than it has ever been,” another source told the outlet. “No one should have to deal with their mother behaving the way Heather does. Especially the way Heather has treated the police. Something has to change, there has to be some sort of reality check here."