Heather Locklear returns to rehab for second time since hospitalization

Hoping for a better outcome. Heather Locklear has returned to rehab for a second time following her November 2018 hospitalization, Us Weekly can confirm.

Radar broke the news of her current stint in treatment, which comes four months after Us Weekly confirmed that the Melrose Place alum, 57, and her on-off boyfriend, Chris Heisser split. “Heather has ended her relationship with Chris. She has been at home since the holidays. Her parents have been staying with her. There is a sober companion also living at the house,” a source told Us in January.

Us previously confirmed in December 2018 that Locklear had checked into rehab one week after she was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold. “Heather will remain hospitalized for the time being,” an insider told Us at the time. “It’s very serious and her family is gathering information needed to make a move for conservatorship.”

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 11: Actresses Heather Locklear and Ava Sambora arrive at the 'Scary Movie V' Los Angeles premiere at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on April 11, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 11: Heather Locklear and Ava Sambora arrives at the 'Scary Movie V' - Los Angeles Premiere at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on April 11, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Actress Heather Locklear and daughter, actress Ava Sambora arrives at the premiere of This Is 40 held at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 12: Heather Locklear and Ava Sambora arrive at the 'This Is 40' - Los Angeles Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on December 12, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
Actress Heather Locklear and daughter Ava arrive at the world premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1' held at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Heather Locklear and daughter Ava Sambora arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
Actress Heather Locklear and daughter Ava Sambora arrive at the premiere of 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never' held at Nokia Theater L.A. Live. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 8: Heather Locklear and daughter Ava Sambora arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never' at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live on February 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Ava Sambora and mom Heather Locklear arrive at the White Trash Beautiful Spring 2011 Fashion Show held at Sunset Gower Studios on October 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Ava Sambora and mom Heather Locklear arrive at the White Trash Beautiful Spring 2011 Fashion Show held at Sunset Gower Studios on October 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 20: Heather Locklear and daughter Ava Elizabeth Sambora arrive at the American Idol Season 8 Finale held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 20: Heather Locklear and daughter Ava Elizabeth Sambora arrive at the American Idol Season 8 Finale held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
Heather Locklear, Richie Sambora and daughter Ava Elizabeth (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA. - JANUARY 17: Actress Heather Locklear and daughter Ava arrive to Disney's Premiere of 'Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best Of Both Worlds' held at the El Capitan Theatre on January 17, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/Wireimage) *** Local caption *** Heather Locklear
HOLLYWOOD, CA. - JANUARY 17: Actress Heather Locklear and daughter Ava arrive to Disney's Premiere of 'Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best Of Both Worlds' held at the El Capitan Theatre on January 17, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/Wireimage) *** Local caption *** Heather Locklear
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Heather Locklear and daughter Ava Elizabeth at the Universal Studios Cinema in Universal City, California (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
Heather Locklear, Richie Sambora and daughter Ava during Rockin' the Corps Concert - An American Thank You Celebration for US Marines - Arrivals at Camp Pendelton in San Diego, California, United States. (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage for PMK/HBH)
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The Perfect Man actress was put on an involuntary 72-hour psychiatric hold in November following reports she had assaulted Heisser. TMZ reported that Locklear was held for precautionary reasons due to her therapist’s concerns and did not commit a crime.

“Heather’s family feels absolutely helpless and feels this could be the only way to save her life,” another insider noted of Locklear’s ex-husband Richie Sambora and their daughter Ava Sambora. “She won’t stay in treatment and consistently checks out early.”

Locklear made headlines in February 2018 when she was arrested for attacking a police officer at her home following a fight with Heisser, and again in June when she reportedly punched a police officer and kicked an EMT officer.

Shortly after her second arrest in 2018, Locklear was hospitalized for a potential overdose. She entered treatment three times total last year, and opened up about her addiction struggles in an Instagram post in September.

“Addiction is ferocious and will try to take you down. Recovery is the best revenge,” she wrote at the time. “Be kind to everyone you meet, your light just might change their path.”

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