Mischa Barton experienced a disturbing moment the other day that was caught by surveillance cameras that is scary in all sense of the word.
Barton, who celebrated her 31st birthday on January 24th, can be seen rambling incoherently, talking about her mother while hanging over and kicking a fence, almost as if she were possessed and acting in a movie than being in real life.
According to PEOPLE, Mischa was voluntarily hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center the following day after police came to her home to find the actress “speaking in coherent statements," with medical staff determining that she had consumed the date rape drug GHB.
Here's a statement from Mischa Barton after being released from the hospital.
“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,” Barton said in the statement.
“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.
Barton is hoping that her own experience will help women moving forward about paying extra close attention to their drinks, adding, "This is a lesson to all young women out there, be aware of your surroundings.”
GHB is classified as a date rape drug due to its effects on people while drinking alcohol, which acts as an accelerated depressant.
We're glad to see Mischa Barton is OK after this scary incident, and hope that it does lead to more women being in control and more cautious with whom they drink around or leave their drinks by when around strangers.