People is reporting that 57-year-old Heather Locklear is back in rehab after having a catastrophic 2018, to put it mildly. Heather’s 2018 involved a drunken arrest for fighting with her then-boyfriend Chris Heisser–who was also arrested for DUI. And also she was held at the hospital after threatening to shoot herself. And there were arrests and a possible overdose immediately after, and she was charged for assaulting cops, and an EMT sued her for attacking him when he was trying to help her. Like it was a full-tilt disaster–the worst, most over-theatrical episode of Melrose Place spliced in with the messiest episode of Intervention. We started seeing hope for her with promises of long-term treatment… which didn’t help–but then most recently we heard she was doing great after she dumped the guy who was bringing her down and was getting outpatient treatment for her issues. Well, the bad news is that it doesn’t seem like Heather has her issues under control yet, but the good news is she’s gone to rehab for more treatment.
The “Heather Locklear” tag on this site should be filled with news like how she signed an eight-figure deal with Netflix to star in a buddy drama where Sammy Jo from Dynasty (played by Heather Locklear) and Amanda Woodward from Melrose Place (also played by Heather Locklear) team up to destroy the billionaire who’s been playing them both, made history for being nominated twice for a Best Actress Emmy for playing both roles, and again made history for tying with herself for the Best Actress Emmy. But instead, going through the “Heather Locklear” tag on this site is like taking a sad walk down Tragic Lane. Heather’s been busted for going crazy on police officers, she got arrested again and allegedly attacked an EMT, she got sued by that EMT, she suffered an overdose, she got 5150’d, and she finally went to rehab. Well, bring out SammyJoDancing.mov, because we’ve finally got some good-ish Heather Locklear news!
The optimist in me was confident that we’d close out 2018 without any more stories featuring Heather Locklear, the authorities, phone calls to 911, and stressed-out family members. It seemed as though Heather was getting help and on her way to doing better. But TMZ that Heather has been put on a psychiatric hold after her therapist and lawyer realized she needed some serious help. Heather was reportedly at her home on Sunday when someone (it’s not known who) called 911 and paramedics showed up.
You may remember that back in June, Heather Locklear was arrested and eventually sent off to a long-term rehab facility for allegedly assaulting a cop with her firsts of fury, and assaulting an EMT with her feet of fire. She was subsequently charged with interfering with law enforcement and battery. Now TMZ is reporting that Heather is facing a civil suit filed by the EMT who claims Heather kicked, and verbally assaulted her. Here’s the thing, I think Heather may not actually have been on drugs/booze/mentally unstable. I think she was possessed by the devil because screaming “I hope your children die of AIDS” is definitely the new “your mother sucks cocks in hell” for 2018.
Heather Locklear might be currently in a better place, but that doesn’t mean she’s currently out of the woods when it comes to the boozy brawl that happened at her home.
We’re not talking about the boozy brawl that ended with Heather in handcuffs, threatening to shoot a police officer. That was in February, and Heather was charged with four counts of battery during that incident. We’re talking about when Heather got into a fight with her family, allegedly threatened to shoot herself, and later punched a deputy, then kicked an EMT as she was being strapped to a gurney.
Heather was never initially charged during that incident, but she has been now. TMZ says that Heather was charged with 1 misdemeanor count of interfering with a law enforcement officer (aka punching the cop), and 2 counts of misdemeanor battery for allegedly attacking first responders (aka kicking that EMT).
This could get messier for Heather. TMZ says the EMT that Heather made contact with got a personal injury lawyer, and has claimed they suffered serious harm during Heather’s leg-based outburst. The EMT reportedly was reassigned to desk duty while she recovered from head and neck issues.
The EMT is seeking compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and a little extra for getting an unscriped whooping Amanda Woodward. At the very least, that EMT deserves a medal of bravery for squaring off against current-day Heather Locklear. But I will say I’m kind of shocked that a sleazier personal injury lawyer hasn’t followed suit and worked this angle in a commercial or bus bench advertisement. “Have you been injured during an altercation with a certain TV star? Call 1-800-HEA-THER for justice.”
Finally, an end appears to be in sight to the slo-mo car crash that has been our view into Heather Locklear‘s past year. If what TMZ reports is true, hopefully Heather, one of our Patron Saints of 1980s glamour vixens attached to sexy-sleazy rock stars (I’m also looking at you, Valerie Bertinelli), will soon be moving from what the Daily Mail says was a psychiatric hold at UCLA Medical Center into a long term facility. Continue reading