Drew Barrymore reveals why she was admitted to a mental hospital

Drew Barrymore finally shares the details of why she was admitted to a psychiatric facility when she was 13 years old. The actress revealed that she was admitted to Van Nuys Psychiatric for a year and a half due to her problems with addictions at such a young age.

“I would go to clubs and not school and steal my mother’s car and, you know, it was out of control,” the actress, 46, said on The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM on Monday.

Barrymore explains that her mother admitted her to a psychiatric facility, where she spent 18 months. “I was in a place for a year and a half called Van Nuys Psychiatric and you couldn’t waste your time there. If you did, they threw you into the padded room or put you on a stretcher and tied you up”He said in a demanding tone.

Drew Barrymore reveals why she was admitted to a mental hospital
Barrymore when he was 13 years old. Image: Instagram @drewbarrymore

The “ET” actress says that He used to cause riots in the facility due to his constant outbursts of anger.

She also explained a little about the place where she was held. “It was like half a children’s facility and half a place for the elderly. So while I was teasing these girls, an elderly woman passed by, walking in a walker. That was really funny, ”he recalls.

Drew Barrymore already forgave his mother for having admitted her to the psychiatric hospital

The star comments that for many years she was estranged from her mother, Jaid Barrymore, to the point of completely eliminating her from her life. He remembers that moment as “the worst pain I have ever known.” But with the passage of time, Barrymore and his mother have reconciled. “Now I feel kindness towards my mother. I feel empathy and understanding, ”said the actress.

As time went by, the “Charlie’s Angels” star was able to understand why her mother decided to send her to an institution.

“I think she created a monster and didn’t know what to do with that monster,” he said. “This was her last gasp, as I really was out of control, and I forgive her for making this decision. He probably felt he had nowhere else to turn. “

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