Amanda Bynes' Treatment Allegedly Costs $3,500 A Day
After what turned out to be a fake story that Amanda Bynes had been transferred to UCLA Medical Center from a Ventura facility, the actress is reportedly making her way to the university hospital for treatment for real this time. And in news that will surprise no one, it turns out that it's not cheap to get the kind of care she's receiving: TMZ reports that every day she spends at the facility will cost $3,500.
The site notes that the pricetag is so high because it covers living expenses as well as treatment. Just for argument's sake, living expenses can be met in this city for significantly less than that every month, but that's neither here nor there.
Bynes was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold after setting fire to a stranger's driveway back in July.
A judge ruled late last week that Bynes could be held in the hospital for up to a year, but it looks like her mother, acting as her conservator, will take her out of the hospital after 60 days.
In the months leading up to her lockdown, Bynes' behavior was increasingly erratic, from donning all manner of crazy wigs in public to tweeting nonsensical things to throwing a bong out a New York City window. The good news here, though, is that doctors have said she's responding well to medication, and hope to will find the right pharmaceutical cocktail for her soon.