“Heather has been dealing with anxiety and depression,” Locklear’s spokeswoman Cece Yorke said in a statement to Reuters. “She requested an in depth evaluation of her medication and entered into a medical facility for proper diagnosis and treatment.”
Yorke also said the matter was confidential and no other statements would be released.
Locklear is probably best known for her starring roles in the television series “Dynasty” in the 1980s, and “Melrose Place” in the early 1990s. She also starred in 62 episodes of the Michael J. Fox comedy, “Spin City,” in the later 1990s and has made guest appearances in “Scrubs,” “Two and a Half Men” and starred in a short-lived drama called LAX in 2004-2005.
Her most recent marriage ended in divorce in 2005 from Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, with whom she had her only child, a daughter. She had previously been married to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. Locklear has reportedly begun dating Jack Wagner, her former “Melrose Place” co-star.
In March 2008, a man claiming to be Locklear’s doctor called 911 and asked for assistance.
“I have a patient and I have a feeling she’s suicidal,” he said to the 911 operator. “I would want someone to go and check on her.”
Locklear’s publicist downplayed the incident at the time, adding that the actress was “fine” and “never requested medical assistance.” The paramedics who visited her home in response to the 911 call left almost as quickly as they arrived after determining that everything was all right.
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Grohol, J. (2008). Heather Locklear in Treatment for Depression, Anxiety. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 12, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2008/06/24/heather-locklear-in-treatment-for-depression-anxiety/