After a tumultuous summer in which she was arrested for assaulting a police officer and hospitalized for a suspected drug overdose, embattled Hollywood star Heather Locklear seems to be returning to normal life. On Sunday, she took to Instagram to check in with fans and to show that she just might be on the road to recovery.
In the lighthearted post, Locklear features her precious pup named Harley. In it, the sweet little Maltese is wearing an adorable pair of sunglasses. The caption reads, “Sun shining day."
Simple, yet telling words. Perhaps she is signaling that the sun is starting to shine again in the struggling starlet's life.
If you'll recall, Ms. Locklear filled the news for several weeks this summer when her physical and mental health issues caused her not only medical but also legal troubles.
“Mid-June, Locklear was taken into custody for allegedly attacking a police officer and an EMT who had responded to a disturbance call at her residence," People confirmed at the time. "Hours after the actress was released from police custody on June 25, Locklear was hospitalized for a possible overdose.”
In July, People reported that "Locklear, 56, was seeking long-term treatment for substance abuse and her mental health." According to a source who spoke with the publication, "The actress was scheduled to stay in the facility until September and doctors would reevaluate from there.”
According to a source, Locklear entered the facility voluntarily and is committed to completing the program.
We hope that this reentry into the world, even though it’s only a small step, signifies that Ms. Locklear is slowly but surely working through her personal turmoil. Our thoughts and prayers are with her as she continues the hard work necessary to recover from a very difficult few months.
And we’re quite certain that the love and support from her daughter Ava (and Harley, of course) will play a huge part in her success. We wish her all the best!