Amanda Bynes Leaves Psych Hospital for Rehab Facility

Celebrity News Oct. 1, 2013 AT 1:20PM
Amanda Bynes Amanda Bynes left the mental health facility where she has been staying for a private treatment center Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Less than a week after Amanda Bynes's lawyer said she was psychologically unfit to stand trial, the former Nickelodeon star has left the mental-health facility where she's been staying since late July and entered a private treatment facility.

"Currently, upon recommendation by the skilled healthcare professionals at UCLA Medical Center, Amanda is receiving specialized treatment in a private facility outside of Los Angeles," a lawyer for the Bynes family says in a statement to "omg! Insider."

"Amanda is making great strides towards recovery."

[Related: Amanda Bynes Getting Psychiatric Treatment for a 'Year Up to 18 Months']

The troubled 27-year-old starlet has been undergoing psychological evaluation ever since she was placed in a 5150 psychiatric hold in July. The order was later extended after Bynes was put under a conservatorship controlled by her mother, Lynn.

Amanda's transfer is somewhat surprising. There are unconfirmed reports that she is staying at a swanky drug-treatment center in Malibu that caters to rehabbing celebrities and does not offer the same world-class psychiatric care as UCLA.

"The entire Bynes family would like to ask that they be given some measure of privacy so they can focus on Amanda's health and well-being," the Bynes's family attorney continues in the statement. "The Bynes family would also like to thank all of Amanda’s supporters and well-wishers for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."

More Celebrity Features on Yahoo!:

Kim Kardashian Stuns at Paris Fashion Week With Two Sexy Looks

Naya Rivera Goes Nuts as Her Brother Scores First NFL Touchdown

Fashion Faceoff: Jessica Alba vs. Nicky Hilton

How we use your email
X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Us Weekly and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

comments powered by Disqus

ADVERTISEMENT