Mischa Barton getting 'stronger'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 September 2009
Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton getting 'stronger'

Mischa Barton insists she is getting her life back on track following her recent reported breakdown

Mischa Barton is feeling "stronger" following her recent reported breakdown.

The former 'O.C.' star - who was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold order and taken to Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in July - insists she has now got her life back on track.

She told Grazia magazine: "I had a bad few weeks. But you know when you are not sick anymore and you feel stronger. You know what? People do turn themselves around in a matter of a few weeks. People do get better, things get better. I'm OK now. I think the hospital visit was blown out of proportion. It was made out to seem like, you know, you are having a complete breakdown and your life is ending."

Mischa also thanked Ashton Kutcher - who is producing her new TV show 'The Beautiful Life' - and his wife Demi Moore for helping her move on from her ordeal.

She said: "There were all these questions and speculation, 'Is she OK? Is she ready to work?'

"But Ashton is an amazing guy and such a great producer. He has been so supportive recently."

The 23-year-old star previously blamed her hospitalisation on an operation to remove wisdom teeth which went wrong.

Last month, she said: "I don't know if it was an official breakdown. I don't know. I had a friend who had a quasi-nervous breakdown, but I'm not sure it's the same thing. I'm not sure I'm capable of a full-on nervous breakdown, but it was pretty bad. It didn't last that long.

It was more about the pain. I have a newfound respect for people who have chronic pain.

"I went through a terrible surgery - a wisdom tooth surgery, all four removed. It was a nightmare. I've never had surgery before - it all went wrong. So with the travel, and surgery and prep for the show - it was hell."

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