On Monday night in Los Angeles, Amanda Bynes was placed on a 5150 involuntary hold after she drenched her dog in gasoline and started a fire in a random person’s front yard.
According to Wikipedia (the expert on medical conditions, of course), a 5150 hold is when a “qualified officer or clinician involuntarily confines a person deemed to have a mental disorder that makes him or her a danger to self, a danger to others, and/or gravely disabled.”
So that happened to Amanda Bynes this week, but she isn’t the only celebrity to get placed in a psychiatric hold.
Britney Spears: In January 2008, Britney Spears was taken to UCLA medical center after a source claims she was “driving around her neighborhood like a madwoman.” Years later, we found out she was taken by ambulance after she locked herself in a bathroom and took several prescription pills.
Mischa Barton: Mischa Barton was placed under a 5150 in July 2009 when police arrived at her house for a “medical issue.” Mischa then later tried to claim she was put under psych evaluation because she had a tooth infection and is afraid of needles. Apparently, she also got into a fight with a nurse during her hospitalization. Although, that doesn’t explain the police report that they picked her up from her home.
David Hasselhoff: Later that year, David Hasselhoff was supposedly placed on a 5150 after binge drinking alcohol, but he quickly denied any claims.
Lindsay Lohan: Lindsay Lohan never actually got placed on a 5150, but in May of 2010, she had an altercation with police and they wanted to hospitalize her, but she didn’t totally qualify. They said she still could technically “care for herself, although feebly.”
Nick Stahl: Just last month, the former Terminator 3 star Nick Stahl was placed on a 5150, but nobody knows the exact reason why. He has a history of drug and alcohol abuse, including a disappearance for several days in 2012 and one failed stint in rehab.