The Melrose Place alum, 56, was hospitalized on Monday, June 25, hours after she was released from jail after being arrested for allegedly attacking a police officer and an EMT who responded to her home for a domestic disturbance call.
A source tells Us that Locklear is “entering long-term treatment for mental health and other issues,” while another insider says the period of treatment “may be longer” than the 14 days initially planned.
“Heather has a pretty big team giving her support,” the insider says. “The family is hopeful this time around that she will get better whereas the many times before they were not.”
“When she got out of jail she was supposed to voluntarily go in that day to get evaluated,” the insider adds of the plan for Locklear to get treatment as soon as possible. “But you can’t get evaluated until you do a detox so she was supposed to do that and she didn’t.”
As previously reported, police told Us that the actress was “extremely intoxicated” and “very, very uncooperative” when authorities were called to her home on Sunday, June 24. She was arrested on two counts of misdemeanor battery on a police officer and emergency personnel and released on $20,000 bail.
Locklear landed in the hospital the following day — just hours after she left Ventura County Jail — amid concerns that she had taken more of her medication than she had been prescribed.
The Dynasty alum has been to rehab and sought treatment several times in recent years and underwent a psychiatric evaluation earlier this month.
She was previously arrested in February for attacking a police officer after a domestic dispute with her boyfriend, Chris Heisser, at her Thousand Oaks, California, home.
With reporting by Jen Heger and Marisa Sullivan