In the last week of June 2018, terror struck Hollywood fans when Heather Locklear was arrested for assaulting a police officer who responded to a disturbance call at Heather’s home. TMZ reported that her daughter, Ava, called authorities warning them that her mother had been aggressive after a night of heavy drinking.
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.
After arriving on the scene, police 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.
Heather paid her bail of $20,000 and returned home. But things quickly took a turn when authorities received another call from Heather’s home: Heather Locklear had overdosed.
First responders rushed to Heather’s house where she was found still alive. After being admitted into the hospital and then transported to a psych ward where she’s been receiving treatment for her depression and addiction.
On August 1st, it was discovered that Heather’s nearly fatal alcoholic cocktail was concocted with Valium, Cocaine, Vicodin, and Adderall. The mixture of these drugs and alcohol is believed to be the cause of Heather’s bizarre outbursts. Dr. Stuart Fischer shares, “In combination, they cause manic medical and psychiatric disturbances. They can lead to potentially fatal cardiac rhythm disturbances.”
While this is devastating news to learn, especially for her family, Dr. Fischer sees this discovery as a positive; “If they were fueled by drugs, episodes like those that Heather has suffered are medical in nature — not psychiatric.” Recovery can be much easier for Heather is this is the case.
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.