Amanda Bynes is currently hospitalized after suffering an alleged psychotic break following extreme weight loss due to suspected prescription drug abuse.
Sources close to the situation tell The Blast, Amanda has recently undergone “startling and dramatic weight loss over the last few months,” and people around the actress believe she is abusing prescription medication.
Unfortunately, we’re told she currently weighs less than 100 pounds.
As we reported, Bynes was placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold after calling 9-1-1 on herself in Los Angeles. At the time, she was reportedly walking in the streets of downtown L.A. completely naked. Amanda apparently flagged down a car and explained she was “coming down” from a psychotic episode.
After officers arrived on the scene, Amanda was taken to a police station where mental health professionals determined she needed to be hospitalized.
At this point, Amanda’s family is in contact with medical professionals and it is unclear how long the actress will be hospitalized. Normally, a 5150 hold lasts 3 days, but it can be extended by a doctor or a judge if they believe she needs further treatment.
Our sources are not revealing which drug they believe she is abusing, but Amanda has a history with Adderall, a drug that can cause dramatic weight loss if used improperly.
Back in 2018, Bynes opened up to Paper Magazine about her drug abuse. The actress says she struggled with “severe body image issues” at the height of her career which led to her Adderall addiction. Amanda says the situation prompted her to quit acting.
It should be noted, for years the actress was under a conservatorship where her family and the courts could monitor her behavior and subsequent treatment. Shockingly, Amanda was released from the conservatorship almost a year ago to the day. On March 24, 2022, a judge issued an order stating that she had “provided facts that the conservatorship is no longer needed.” The document says, at the time, she had “the capacity to give informed consent to any form of medical treatment. The court determines that the conservatorship is no longer required and that grounds for the establishment of a conservatorship of the person no longer exist. The court intends to grant the petition for termination and order the conservatorship of the person of Amanda Bynes be terminated.”