Mischa Barton Placed Under Psychiatric Hold

July 16, 2009 By:
Mischa Barton Placed Under Psychiatric Hold

Guess Mischa Barton's “medical issue” last night involved a little more than pain from her wisdom teeth! She was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold, also known as a 5150, by the LAPD last night!

Access Hollywood reports that she was then transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. According to the code, authorities can hold a person involuntarily if they present a danger to themselves or others, are gravely disabled or suffer from a mental disorder. As you may recall, this same code was used to hold Britney Spears two different times in January 2008.

The LAPD aren’t commenting on the situation right now. When someone is placed under a 5150, police are prohibited from disclosing the information due to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Mischa can legally be held at Cedars for up to 72 hours.

Just hours ago, Mischa’s rep said she would be skipping tonight’s premiere of her movie Homecoming as a result of her medical situation she had last night.

Her rep told People, "Police were involved due to Ms. Barton's celebrity status, to safely transfer her to medical treatment as per doctor's orders. He also added that Mischa is now "okay and resting."

Austin Stark, one of Homecoming's producers, tells People, "There were some medical problems. She's not able to travel, as far as I know."

He says he's disappointed Barton will miss the indie film's premiere "because she did a great job" in her role as an unscrupulous homecoming queen.

Well now it makes sense as to why she can’t make it! Obviously Mischa’s situation was much more serious than a toothache!