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Heather Locklear Remains Hospitalized After Psychiatric Hold Extended 2 Weeks

Heather Locklear’s loved ones are reportedly encouraging her to remain hospitalized even longer.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

Heather Locklear will remain hospitalized for at least two weeks.

The 57-year-old actress was first hospitalized on Nov. 18 after suffering a mental breakdown while at home with her therapist and lawyer, TMZ reports.

While the initial psychiatric hold was only for 72 hours, it has since been extended 14 days, according to Fox News.

“Heather was admitted on a 72-hour hold and it was determined that she should be evaluated further, so her stint will be extended,” a source close to the actress told Fox News. “We’re not sure if she’ll elect to stay in an inpatient facility for longer than the 14 days or so, but Heather’s friends and family are urging her to consider remaining at a facility versus going back home.”

Locklear’s hospital stay was extended because the doctors “need more time to assess her and the situation,” according to People’s source.

During Locklear’s extended stay, her attorney and doctor will be asking a judge to assign a guardian for the actress, a process that will afford them with more time to evaluate Locklear’s needs, People’s source said.

“Heather needed additional help. Three days is not enough time to come up with a plan of support. And now they need to figure out what that plan of support is,” the anonymous source told People.

First responders were called to Locklear’s home earlier this month as a “mental health precaution” after she had the mental breakdown, Fox News previously reported.

Authorities also confirmed to Page Six that deputies responded to a call at Locklear’s home, but emphasized that the call was a medical emergency, and no crimes were committed.

This is not Locklear’s first time being hospitalized. The former “Melrose Place” star has been involved in a number of troubling incidents over the past few years.

She was hospitalized in June after her parents called 911 to report that she was looking for a gun and threatening to take her own life.

Locklear's troubles also turned legal earlier this month after an EMT sued the actress in relation to another incident, during which, the EMT alleged, Locklear verbally and physically abused her after she responded to a 911 call placed from Locklear's home.

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