Nick Stahl Placed On Involuntary Psychiatric Hold At L.A. Hospital

Terminator 3 star Nick Stahl was placed on involuntary psychiatric hold at a Los Angeles hospital late Monday night.

According to TMZ, a friend brought Stahl to the hospital around 3:30 am, but it is unclear what prompted the trip. The details of the psychiatric hold are also unclear. However, Stahl has been battling with depression, drugs, alcohol, and other issues for quite some time now.

The psychiatric hold comes a month after the 33-year-old told the website that he was turning his life around.

“Everything’s getting good,” Stahl said in May. “Everything’s turning around … in a really good way.”

However, Stahl has been in and out of rehab multiple times in the last year. The actor was reported missing by his estranged wife in May 2012, but he later made contact and said that he was entering a rehab facility. Rose Stahl said she was skeptical that her husband had actually entered rehab and that he didn’t give any explanation for his disappearance. She said she feared the worse, and wondered if she would have to identify his body if he had an overdose.

At the time, Nick and Rose Stahl were going through a separation, and Rose allegedly fired court papers asking that a judge limit her husband’s visitations with their daughter, Marlo, to eight supervised hours a week. The filing also asked that Stahl take a drug test before visiting the child.

Less than a month after entering rehab, Nick Stahl checked himself out of the facility against doctors’ advice. He was spotted in downtown L.A. shortly afterward.

In December 2012, Stahl was arrested for committing a lewd act inside an adult bookstore. LAPD officers were performing a routine check of the book store around and found Stahl in a private booth  “touching himself.” He was cited and released from police custody.

What do you think of Nick Stahl’s latest hospitalization?

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