Heather Locklear Hospitalized For Meds and Alcohol

By Valerie Tejeda 01/13/12

The Melrose Place actress has a history of problems with prescription drugs.

Heather Locklear's recent past has been
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Heather Locklear has been hospitalized after taking a dangerous combination of prescription drugs and alcohol. The Ventura Country sheriff’s department and paramedics responded to a 911 call Thursday afternoon from Locker’s sister. Paramedics examined the 50-year-old actress and rushed her to hospital. It's not the first time Locklear has been in the spotlight for her struggles with prescription drugs. Back in 2008, her doctor called 911 after becoming concerned that Heather might try to commit suicide by overdosing on her meds. That turned out to be a false alarm. In 2010, Locklear spent 30 days in rehab in an attempt to deal with anxiety, depression and a prescription drug problem. She recently called off her engagement to Jack Wagner and was seen in apparently good spirits at a Los Angeles Lakers game Tuesday night.

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