Amanda Bynes’ Psychiatric Hold Extended, Actress Refuses To Speak With Friends & Family

Last week, the former child star was found wandering around downtown Los Angeles without any clothing on.

BYHayley Hynes
Amanda Bynes’ Psychiatric Hold Extended, Actress Refuses To Speak With Friends & Family

The rumours surrounding Jonathan Majors have been making up most of the headlines over the past few hours. However, other updates on our favourite celebrities continue to pour in. For the past week, Amanda Bynes fans have been expressing great concern for the 36-year-old. It comes after a psychotic break found her wandering the streets of downtown Los Angeles naked. At the time, she was brought to the police for further evaluation. They accordingly opted to place the embattled starlet under a psychiatric hold.

On Sunday (March 26), TMZ broke the news that the Hairspray actress will be spending an extended period of time at her mental health facility. Most similar situations find patients staying in custody for roughly 72 hours. At this time, Bynes is planning to stay for at least one more week, though that may later be extended once again. Sources reveal that she hasn't been in contact with any of those who are closest to her. It remains unclear if she remembers the time she spent wandering through LA without clothing or company.

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Amanda Bynes (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

As authorities worked to figure out how Bynes got to be in such a state, they realized she's seemingly been living on the streets for some time. Her vehicle was previously towed in Long Beach – located about 40 miles from her home – on March 15. Friends and family believe that she was using public transportation and possibly even hitchhiking.

When her car was taken, sources say there was no gas in the tank. It's also worth noting that the California native didn't have a cell phone on her during her LA escapades. Apparently, leaving her house and walking for miles isn't a strange occurrence for Amanda Bynes. Those with a strong understanding of her condition believe she may have been manic when she was seen earlier this month. Her ex, Paul Michael, says he hasn't lived with the multi-talent since January, and she was apparently last seen at her apartment just a few days before her vehicle was towed. Make sure to keep AB in your thoughts, and check back later for more pop culture news updates.


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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.