Posted on Mon Sep 30th, 2013 12:15pm PDT
This is pretty shocking!
Despite serious mental health problems, Amanda Bynes has reportedly left the UCLA Medical Center for a high-priced, celeb-studded Malibu rehab center The Canyon, TMZ reported. This definitely doesn't seem like a good idea to us.
Apparently, the move happened three weeks ago and has people very concerned. The former Sydney White star was reportedly under an LPS hold while at UCLA, which is a special hold that was implemented because doctors were so concerned about her fragile state. This news about her moving to a celeb rehab center is especially alarming because The Canyon apparently does not have a mental health facilities. Earlier this month, we reported that Bynes' psychiatric hold could be extended up until 2015 because docs were so concerned that the troubled star would not stay on medication otherwise.
Much like Bynes, The Canyon has a checkered past. The facility got in major trouble in 2011 when an employee allegedly sold confidential information about Charlie Sheen's ex wife Brooke Mueller during her stint. Mueller later sued the rehab center and was reportedly awarded somewhere around $250k. Well that's not good!
Bynes' parents have confirmed Amanda's move (although they did not name The Canyon specifically) and released a statement through a representative:
- "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. Amanda is making great strides towards recovery. 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 family would also like to thank all of Amanda's supporters and well-wishers for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."
Hmm while we still aren't sold on the move, we just hope that the star gets whatever help she needs!
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