Heather Locklear "Grateful" To Be Sober Ahead Of Rehab Stay

By Victoria Kim 08/22/19

The Spin City actress posted on social media after being ordered to a 30-day treatment program.

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Heather Locklear is preparing to enroll in a month-long treatment program.

The Melrose Place actress was ordered by a judge to complete a 30-day treatment program after she pleaded no contest to eight misdemeanor charges for attacking police officers and EMTs on two separate occasions.

She posted a photo on Instagram of various items including a photo of her dog Mister and a notebook cover with the message “You’re still sober. Keep that shit up.” Locklear captioned the photo: “So grateful.”

Her post was met with supportive comments. “Good for you. Keep up the fight!” one said. “Stay strong! One day at a time,” another commented.

First responders were called to Locklear’s California home in February and June of 2018 for “disturbances” including a fight with her boyfriend in the February incident.

Following the June incident, Locklear was hospitalized for a possible overdose, People reported at the time.

That November, Locklear was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold after her therapist determined that she was having a mental breakdown.

The actress had been charged with five misdemeanor counts of battery on a peace officer, two misdemeanor counts of resisting an officer and one misdemeanor count of battery on an emergency medical technician. Each carried a maximum sentence of one year in Ventura County jail.

Personal Crisis

Locklear's attorney Bill Haney said that she was going through a “personal crisis” that exacerbated the incidents. He said that she is “apologetic to the first responders who were present.”

Locklear will avoid a 120-day jail sentence if she completes the 30-day treatment program. She must enroll in treatment by September 6. Then, Locklear will be under three years of unsupervised probation during which she may not have weapons, non-prescribed medication or alcohol, according to Page Six.

Locklear is a six-time Golden Globe Award nominee for her roles in Melrose Place and Spin City.

Legal Troubles

The actress has had her share of legal troublessince 2008, when she was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription drugs. That year, she had sought help for depression and anxiety.

Despite the actress' troubled history, people have come back from worse, and fans remain hopeful for Locklear. 

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