It has been anything but a happy new year for troubled actress Heather Locklear, and the new issue of Star magazine has exclusive details on the former Melrose Place star's recent meltdown.
Just days before being rushed to the hospital on January 12, the 50-year-old beauty had a blowout altercation with ex-fiancé, Jack Wagner, after he drove to her Sherman Oaks, California home to return some belongings.
"A huge argument erupted as they insulted each other's families," a source exclusively told Star. "As Heather went to her car, Jack lunged at her, trying to grab or push her. Her reaction was to swing.
"She caught Jack with a right hook across his face, knocking him to the ground."
Wagner,52,then put his hands around her and Heather slammed into the car, while he ran into the house, revealed the insider.
Locklear quickly fled, but not before grabbing Jack's dog and putting it in the car.
According to Star's source, the drama didn't end there. The police arrived and after speaking to them both they realized the gash across Wagner's face was caused in self defense. "Heather didn't want to press charges, so she left."
The former co-stars called off their engagement in November after being together since 2007, and it's been downhill for Heather ever since.
To manage her anxiety, “She used her doctor-prescribed pills…and would have an occasional drink to calm her nerves," but as RadarOnline.com previously reported, the mixture of drugs and alcohol concerned her family and caused worried sister Colleen to call 911.
For the full story, pick up the new issue of Star magazine -- on newsstands Thursday.
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