After a crazy year, Amanda Bynes may finally be getting the help she so desperately needs.

According to TMZ, the struggling former child star is currently in a Los Angeles hospital on a 5150 hold, an involuntary hospitalization for mental evaluation that can last up to 72 hours.

As has reported, Britney Spears was hospitalized under the same law in January 2008.

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TMZ cites law enforcement sources as saying Amanda was admitted after firefighters rushed to put out a small fire she had set in the driveway of a home in Thousand Oaks, Calif., yesterday evening.


After the blaze was out, firefighters reportedly called the sheriff’s department to investigate the incident.

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“Based on her answers they determined she needed to be hospitalized on a 5150 hold,” reveals TMZ.

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