Mischa Barton is speaking out after being hospitalized for mental evaluation earlier this week.
The 31-year-old actress explained that she was celebrating her birthday with a group of friends when her drink was drugged, leading to her bizarre behavior.
“On the evening of the 25th, I went out with a group of friends to celebrate my birthday. While having drinks, I realized that something was not right as my behavior was becoming erratic and continued to intensify over the next several hours,” Mischa said in a statement to People.
She continued, “I voluntarily went to get professional help, and I was informed by their staff that I had been given [date rape drug] GHB. After an overnight stay, I am home and doing well. I would like to extend a big thanks of gratitude to the professionals at Cedars Sinai for their great care and professionalism. This is a lesson to all young women out there, be aware of your surroundings.”
We’re so glad to hear Mischa is back home and doing better.
We urge those enjoying a night out to keep an eye on their drinks and constantly be aware of their surroundings!