Hollywood actress Mischa Barton has told how she was sectioned in a psychiatric unit after having her wisdom teeth removed.
The British star – who shot to fame as Marissa Cooper in Channel 4 series The OC – was forcibly held at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for two weeks last year.
She was kept under a 5150 ‘hold’ – the US equivalent of being sectioned under the Mental Health Act.Sometimes, a person is too beautiful to be crazy. In the case of Mischa Barton, yes. Yes, I believe her. Stranger things have happened to a person who has had their teeth out. That's a real medical condition that can take a lot out of a person.
I crashed a $54,000 car (1965 dollars) that Father had just bought me when I collapsed behind the wheel when the painkillers I was taking to deal with my own wisdom tooth extraction kicked in during a long drive from New Hampshire to Groton. I walked away, of course.
Well, stumbled, but still.