Hours after being released from Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Hospital for what TMZ reported as a "mental evaluation," Mischa Barton is speaking out about what really triggered her erratic behavior on Friday.
"On the evening of the 25th, I went out with a group of friends to celebrate my birthday," Barton told People. "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," Barton said. "After an overnight stay, I am home and doing well. 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."
As reporter, Barton was taken into medical custody after neighbors reported that "The O.C." actress and "Dancing With the Stars" alum was "hanging over her backyard fence in West Hollywood and rambling about her mom being a witch, the world shattering ... and Ziggy Stardust."