Amanda Bynes was admitted to a psychiatric hospital after being found wandering naked and disoriented through the streets of Los Angeles (United States). The 36-year-old actress, known for her roles in children’s series such as Amanda’s Show on Nickelodeon or movies like lacquer (2007) or Rumors and lies (2010), was seen walking aimlessly on Sunday morning, as reported by the media specializing in celebrities and all kinds of celebrities TMZ. It was the interpreter herself who called the emergency service to report that she had just had a psychotic break. Before contacting emergency services, Bynes caught the attention of a driver and explained his situation. The driver decided to help her, taking her to a nearby police station, where she was assisted by a team specializing in mental health. This team decided to place her under the guardianship of a psychiatric hospital through a procedure known as code 5051, which allows doctors specializing in mental health, police and even family members to temporarily and involuntarily admit individuals who pose a danger to themselves or others. . This procedure usually lasts 72 hours, but may be extended as long as deemed necessary to stabilize the patient.

Last week, Bynes was scheduled to reappear at the 90s Con festival, a gathering of ’90s nostalgia held March 17, 18 and 19 in Connecticut, which featured stars of the era like Tori Spelling, Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth and Ian Ziering, stars in feeling of living, or Melissa Joan Hart, star of Sabrina, witch stuff, among many other familiar faces. However, Bynes canceled his participation citing an illness he did not specify.

The Californian actress started working in the film and television industry at the age of seven, and over time, she went from being a child star with a show to her name to becoming one of the most familiar faces in teen romantic comedies, thanks to to his roles in films such as a dream for her (2003), where he shared the account with Colin Firth, or she is the boy (2006), alongside Channing Tatum. His career took off thanks to the good reviews of some of his latest works, such as the musical lacquerin which she played Penny, the protagonist’s innocent best friend, for which she won the Film Critics’ Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble and received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination in 2008. However, in 2010, when her career was taking off, moving away from the universe of children and youth, he announced through his Twitter account an indefinite break in acting.

Amanda Bynes and Colin Firth, in a photo from the movie 'Her Dream' (2003).
Amanda Bynes and Colin Firth, in a photo from the movie ‘Her Dream’ (2003).United Archives/Impress (United Archives/Cordon Press)

Starting in 2012, she began to appear in news headlines that had nothing to do with her acting facet: illegal possession of drugs, release of smoking pipe with marijuana from the window of her apartment due to the arrival of the police and numerous traffic problems for driving under the influence of drugs are just some of the accusations that took her to court in a few months. This, added to the images in which she set fire to her pants at the entrance to her house or in which her popular blonde hair was shaved off, openly publicly attested that something was happening in the young interpreter’s life.

Actress Amanda Bynes handing over the award for best film at the MTV Movie Awards 2007, accompanied by John Travolta and Zac Efron, when her career was at one of its sweetest moments.
Actress Amanda Bynes handing over the award for best film at the MTV Movie Awards 2007, accompanied by John Travolta and Zac Efron, when her career was at one of its sweetest moments.Christopher PolkFilmMagic

Finally, in 2013, Bynes agreed to be admitted to a detoxification center and, in December of the same year, her parents obtained legal custody of the artist, who would live under their care for a few months. A year later, in 2014, he accused his father of verbal, physical and sexual abuse through his Twitter account. Months later, she recanted, saying that her father had never abused her, but “the microchip in my brain made me say those things”, claiming that it was her father who ordered her to be microchipped. Months later, he also announced on Twitter that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. As a result of all these events, the actress’s parents received her legal guardianship. Amanda Bynes has taken some time out of the spotlight.

An unrecognizable Amanda Bynes appears for an arraignment at Manhattan Criminal Court on July 9, 2013 in New York City.  Bynes was facing charges of reckless driving, tampering with evidence and criminal possession of marijuana in connection with his arrest on May 23, 2013.
An unrecognizable Amanda Bynes appears for an arraignment at Manhattan Criminal Court on July 9, 2013 in New York City. Bynes was facing charges of reckless driving, tampering with evidence and criminal possession of marijuana in connection with his arrest on May 23, 2013.Neilson Barnard (Getty)

Four years later, in 2018, Bynes reappeared to say that she had been sober all this time thanks to her parents’ help. She also took to Twitter again to apologize for everything she said during her substance abuse years: “I’m really ashamed of the things I said. I can’t go back in time, but if I could, I would. I’m so sorry for everyone I’ve hurt and lied to, it’s eating me up from the inside.” Paper In 2018, the actress revealed the causes of her decline: the abuse of substances such as cocaine and MDMA, in addition to addiction to a drug called Adderall, a type of stimulant that contains amphetamine and is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (ADHD) and narcolepsy (sleep disorder), and which the actress used to try to lose weight. Both the apology on Twitter and his interview on Paper they had a meaning: Amanda Bynes was determined to return to acting and wanted to show that she was no longer the young promise she went astray in 2012.

However, in 2019 she was again committed to a psychiatric facility after suffering a relapse. Apparently, the pressure of announcing her return has contributed to her deteriorating mental health. Away from the cameras and spotlight, she returned to keeping a low profile, even graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, in Los Angeles, in 2019.

In 2022, following in the footsteps of Britney Spears, Amanda Bynes filed a petition to end her parental guardianship, which was granted by a judge who ruled it “no longer necessary”. “The court finds that guardianship is no longer necessary,” the decision read. Her attorney, David A. Esquibias, told TMZ that her parents agreed with her that she had made “significant progress” in managing her bipolar disorder. After the judge’s decision, the actress uploaded an image of the headline reporting the news on her Instagram account, writing below: “I am a bird and now I can fly.” The end of the guardianship gave him back control of his personal life and his fortune, estimated at around six million dollars.