Mischa Barton receiving psychiatric treatment in hospital

Friday July 17, 2009

Hollywood star Mischa Barton is reportedly being held in the psychiatric ward of a Los Angeles hospital.

The actress was notably absent from the New York unveiling of her new movie The Homecoming after she was taken to the Cedars Sinai clinic in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon.

American TV show Access Hollywood claimed a source close to the situation had told them she was being held under the same code which Britney Spears was hospitalised twice for in 2008.

LAPD police officers confirmed they had been called to the 23-year-old's home as part of a call for assistance for a "medical issue".

A statement from her spokesperson confirmed Mischa was receiving hospital care, but gave no further details.

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