Just two months after her latest boozy meltdown, Heather Locklear left rehab to go home for the holidays. But now that she's had a taste of freedom, she doesn’t want to go back, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
“She’s still out, and there’s no set date for her to return yet,” a source told Radar, adding that the troubled Melrose Place actress "knows" she's better off in a facility.
“She knows she should be back in treatment, but she doesn’t want to go yet.”
As Radar reported, the unhinged actress left treatment just in time for Christmas, and was spotted enjoying a meal at Westlake Promenade near her Los Angeles home with boyfriend Chris Heisser. After the festive time came to a close this week, Locklear was expected to return to rehab right away.
Now, her friends and family are concerned about her change of plans.
“She wanted to be with family for the holidays because last year and the year before she was always in rehab and missed everything,” said a source. “Everyone enjoyed having her around as well, but they know she’s better off focusing on her health back in treatment.”
"They are afraid if she doesn't go back by Monday, she won't go at all."
As Radar exclusively reported, Locklear was previously placed on a 5250 hold, which allows an officer or clinician to confine a patient with a mental disorder to the hospital for two weeks after an initial 72-hour 5150 hold.
In the hours before first responders arrived to her Westlake Village, California home during the latest psychiatric emergency on November 18, the 57-year-old was in a disturbing state that left her family and friends terrified for her well-being.
According to a source, she was drinking from a bottle of tequila, speaking in “evil” voices, and running outside nearly nude.
The former “Melrose Place” star had just finished a three-month stint in October after her June arrest for allegedly assaulting a cop and an EMT.
Meanwhile, Locklear is still facing eight misdemeanor charges for allegedly assaulting a police officer and a paramedic when they responded to a disturbance at her home. She pleaded not guilty to all charges.
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