In July 2009 police were called to Mischa Barton’s Los Angeles home after a friend reportedly called 911. The police took Mischa to Cedars Sinai hospital under Code 5150 – an involuntary psychiatric hold police may issue if they believe an individual is a threat to themselves or others.
Mischa – who rose to fame as Marissa Cooper in the super hit show ‘The O.C.’ – had reportedly been drinking alcohol and consuming drugs in order to cope with financial issues and her troubled romantic life, which led her friends to place the call and notify the authorities.
She left Cedars Sinai institution to return to work on her latest show ‘The Beautiful Life’, produced by Ashton Kutcher, in which she plays the role of Sonja Stone, a fashion model. Producers of ‘The Beautiful Life’ have arranged for someone to be around Mischa, 23, at all times, in order to give her the extra support she needs. A production source is quoted as saying: “Mischa is doing great since she returned to work, but after a chat with show bosses she agreed she would appreciate some extra support.”
Mischa Barton is not the only celebrity to battle her demons – there are many celebrities with addictions. Others who have addictions include Lindsay Lohan, DJ AM, Kelly Osbourne, and Michael Jackson, to name just a few.
Read more about Mischa’s Code 5150 incident, and find out which other celebrities have been detained under this code.
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