-After being seen naked and roaming in Los Angeles alone
Actress Amanda Bynes, known for her work in television and film in the 1990s and 2000s, has been placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold.
This happened after she was spotted wandering naked on the street during what appears to have been a psychotic episode.
Bynes signalled a passing car and told the driver that she was coming out of a psychotic episode, then called 911.
She was quickly taken to a police station, where she received attention from a mental health professional before being placed on a 5150 hold, an involuntary 72-hour hospitalization.
If the patient poses a danger to themselves or others, the hold can be extended.
This incident occurred about a year after Bynes was released from a conservatorship that lasted almost ten years.
In an interview with People magazine shortly after the conservatorship ended, Bynes’ legal team said that she was “doing very well” and had plans to move in with her fiancé at the time, Paul Michael.
However, the engagement was called off after Bynes accused Michael of watching incestuous pornography and relapsing into crack cocaine use.
Later, Bynes revised her story, saying that Michael had been watching MILF pornography, but drug use was a deal-breaker.
Amanda Bynes’s early years
Bynes began her acting career during her mid-teens by playing Holly Tyler in The WB sitcom What I Like About You (2002–2006) and making her film debut in the comedy Big Fat Liar (2002).
She starred in successful films such as the comedy What a Girl Wants (2003) and the animated film Robots (2005), earning critical acclaim for her roles in the sports comedy She’s the Man (2006), the musical Hairspray (2007), and the comedy-drama Easy A (2010).
Throughout her personal life, Bynes struggled with substance abuse and faced legal issues, which were highly publicized.
In 2010, she announced an indefinite break from acting due to personal problems.
In 2018, Bynes expressed interest in returning to television acting.
She was under a conservatorship from August 2013 to March 2022.