There is finally hope for troubled former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards: RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that she is currently getting medical care after being subjected to a 5150 hold!
A close associate of Richards confirmed the news to Radar after multiple sources came forward to reveal that she was hospitalized on a 5150 hold last week. In California, physicians can impose an involuntary 72-hour confinement on someone who is assessed to be a danger to themselves or others. Radar previously reported Richards' family was pushing for the move.
"They were at the end of their rope trying to get her help and decided to force her to get it," one insider said.
Richards was released after three days following the 5150, but is now hospitalized at another facility in Southern California.
"Kim finally realized that she needed help and is truly committed to getting it," said a source. "She voluntarily checked into an inpatient facility in Orange County. The family has been very supportive of this move."
Another insider claimed, "They told her she had to do it or she was cut off from all of them financially. It is tough love."
But now, sources close to Richards seem hopeful.
"Kim hit rock bottom and is finally ready to do the work needed to get her life back on track," one insider said.
As Radar previously reported, Richards' struggles began in April when she was arrested for public intoxication at the Beverly Hills Polo Lounge and after the arrest, things went from bad to worse when she went MIA after relapsing at her daughter Brooke Brison's wedding in Mexico and was fired from RHOBH.
Richards was then arrested on August 2 for shoplifting at a Target store and, since the arrest, her already tumultuous life crashed down around her.
Prior to her latest arrest, she had yet another stint in a hospital to overcome psychiatric issues, followed by another brief stay at a rehab in Los Angeles.
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