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Mischa Barton Out Of Hospital, Says She Was Drugged

After being hospitalized this past Thursday morning for erratic and "odd behavior," actress Mischa Barton has now made a statement claiming she was drugged the night before, leading to the morning's unsettling events.

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While celebrating her 31st birthday out with friends, "The OC" star says at some point she was given the drug GHB. In a statement to People, Barton explains,

On the evening of the 25th, I went out with a group of friends to celebrate my birthday. While having drinks, I realized that something was not right as my behavior was becoming erratic and continued to intensify over the next several hours.

After arriving to Barton's West Hollywood apartment around 7:15 am on Thursday morning, authorities found Barton fully clothed after photos surfaced of the actress wearing only a t-shirt dress and tie.

Authorities confirm she willingly went to the hospital.

Barton's statement continues,

I voluntarily went to get professional help, and I was informed by their staff that I had been given GHB. After an overnight stay, I am home and doing well. I would like to extend a big thanks of gratitude to the professionals at Cedars-Sinai for their great care and professionalism. This is a lesson to all young women out there, be aware of your surroundings.

GHB, also know as the "date-rape drug", is common in night-life scenarios and acts as a depressant, causing those who consume it to suffer a number of side effects that may include disorientation, unconsciousness and memory loss.

The morning of the incident, sources reported Barton was hanging over a wooden fence, shouting and rambling about the world ending, her mother being a witch and, apparently, Ziggy Stardust.

After falling off the fence she reportedly shouted, "Oh my God, it's over! I feel it, and it's angry!"

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We are happy to hear Barton is doing better and wish her a swift rebound from this upsetting event.

Citations: Mischa Barton, Out of Hospital, Says She Was Drugged While Drinking: 'This Is a Lesson to All Young Women' (PEOPLE)