Amanda Bynes’ recent pursuit back into Hollywood led to another breaking point.
The 32-year-old actress has faced some hard times in her career matched with a lot of public scrutiny. After seeking treatment in 2014, Amanda felt ready to get back into show business. Unfortunately, the hardships of Tinseltown was too much, and she relapsed into her dark habits.
A source told PEOPLE Magazine the actress checked back into a rehabilitation center in January to seek further help with her drug addiction and mental health issues.
The “She’s The Man” star admitted in a past interview with Paper Magazine that she’s had a fixation with drugs since she was 16-years-old. What started at weed evolved to trying cocaine and even abuse of Adderall.
It wasn’t until her “Easy A” appearance did she have a meltdown about continuing to act.
“I literally couldn’t stand my appearance in that movie, and I didn’t like my performance. I was absolutely convinced I needed to stop acting after seeing it,” Bynes explained. “I was high on marijuana when I saw that but for some reason, it really started to affect me. I don’t know if it was a drug-induced psychosis or what, but it affected my brain in a different way than it affects other people. It absolutely changed my perception of things.”
We’re all wishing Amanda a thorough and thoughtful recovery.