Tuesday September 21, 2021

Drew Barrymore addresses placement in a psychiatric hospital: ‘I was real wild’

Drew Barrymore weighs in on her experience at a psychiatric hospital at the age of 13
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Drew Barrymore addresses placement in a psychiatric hospital: ‘I was real wild’
Drew Barrymore addresses placement in a psychiatric hospital: ‘I was real wild’

Drew Barrymore recently weighed in on her experience after being thrown into a psychiatric hospital at the age of 13.

Barrymore got candid while appearing on The Drew Barrymore Show and was quoted saying, “I was a real wild child, and I just got so out of control that no one knew what to do with me.”

She also went on to say, “And so my mom called a friend because her daughter was out of control [too] and they drove me here in the middle of the night.”

“I was there for a year and a half. I hated it. I kicked, I screamed. One minute you're at movie premieres and clubbing and the next minute you're in a full-blown institution with barbed wire everywhere and you can't get out.”

“You couldn't mess around in there and if you did, you would get thrown either in a padded room or get put in stretcher restraints and tied up.”