It’s been a long and trying year for beloved actress Heather Locklear, 56; after being arrested in February for suspicion of felony battery with three counts of assault on a police officer, domestic abuse in March, and attending rehab in April, the actress has now been arrested again.
Heather Locklear, best known for her roles on Dynasty and Melrose Place, has battled with her mental health for the last several years. With an early introduction to fame, Heather quickly entered the spotlight and began living a very fast-paced life in Hollywood. Her years of entertaining have offered her immense fame, but all at a staggering price. Battling substance abuse and depression has been a theme in Heather’s life for the past several years and this year has been one of the most challenging years of all.
In February, the actress was arrested after multiple accounts of battery on an officer with ongoing threats saying she would “shoot them if they ever came into her home again.” The actress had a registered firearm in her arm and she was very verbal about using it on the police.
Following her arrest, Heather’s bail was paid and she checked herself into rehab where she attempted to receive the help with battling addiction. Heather also battled with suicidal thoughts and was by her doctors that it was imperative for her to get help for her psychological issues.
On Monday, June 25th, the actress was arrested for assaulting a police officer who responded to a disturbance call at Heather’s home. TMZ reports that her daughter, Ava, called authorities warning them that her mother had been aggressive after a night of heavy drinking.
The police then discovered that Heather had a .38 Smith & Wesson revolver registered in her name. When they arrived, Heather punched the officer attempting to remove her from her home. After attacking the police officer, Heather attacked the EMT by kicking him as he tried to put her on a gurney. After getting checked out of the hospital, Heather was taken to jail where she was booked for two counts of misdemeanor battery.
The actress paid her $20,000 bail and returned home. However, only hours after returning home, authorities received another call that Heather had overdosed at her home. First responders rushed to Heather’s house where she was found still alive. After being admitted into the hospital, she’s spent the night and will likely be seeking treatment for her depression and addiction.
Heather’s 20-year-old daughter, Ava, is “crushed by her mother’s behavior” and feels strongly that she needs help, not protection. Please join us in praying for Ava and Heather during this time. Pray that she will receive the help that she needs to get better.