Former O.C. star and Dancing with the Stars Alum, Mischa Barton, has been released from the hospital after submitting herself this last week. While celebrating her birthday on the 25th of January, someone slipped GHB into her drink. Soon after, police had received calls from her neighbors stating the Barton was in her backyard ranting and raving about the end of the world and her mother being a witch. When police arrived at the scene, they found Barton somewhat coherent and asking to be taken to the hospital.
GHB, commonly known as a “date rape drug,” is also depressant that is sometimes slipped into the drinks of unsuspecting victims. It was discovered that it had been slipped into her drink while she was out partying with some friends. In a statement to People, Barton said, “On the evening of the 25th, I went out with a group of friends to celebrate my birthday. While having drinks, I realized that something was not right as my behavior was becoming erratic and continued to intensify over the next several hours. I voluntarily went to get professional help, and I was informed by their staff that I had been given GHB. After an overnight stay, I am home and doing well,” the statement continued. “I would like to extend a big thanks of gratitude to the professionals at Cedars-Sinai for their great care and professionalism. This is a lesson to all young women out there, be aware of your surroundings.”
Barton want this to be a lesson to all women out there who go out partying, be aware of your surroundings and be careful of your drinks. Barton thankfully made it home safe and sound before being taken to the hospital where she was evaluated. Just a reminder, never take drinks from strangers and always be aware of where your drink is at. We are glad to hear that Mischa is better and at home resting.