Courtney Love: Bynes needs help
Courtney Love would help to pay for Amanda Bynes' treatment if she decides to seek professional assistance.
Amanda's recent erratic behaviour has sparked fears she may be mentally ill or abusing drugs. Last month, Courtney tried to reach out to the troubled star via Twitter, begging her to “pull it together dude”. Amanda didn't take kindly to Courtney's advice and tweeted that she was “the ugliest woman" she'd ever seen.
Courtney still wants Amanda to get help and having had public issues with substance abuse in the past she has sympathy for her situation.
"When I read Amanda's tweets, I don't sense a tone of intellect, just this body dysmorphia and self-loathing. I wish she would get the drugs and the psychiatric help she needs. I hope she can afford it. If not I will chip in. I will," Courtney told British magazine Grazia. "I don't know if I have the energy to help her in person, but if I was called, of course I would. I did with Britney once. I'm not a counsellor; I just don't like seeing people being bullied. In Amanda's case, she's probably alone and very, very scared."
Last month Amanda was arrested for possession of marijuana, attempted evidence tampering and reckless endangerment.
She has also shaved off her hair and posted bizarre photos and messages online. Amanda continues to deny she is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but Courtney is concerned that she is showing signs of a serious meltdown.
"She has exhibited crazier behaviour than Britney Spears ever did. But she also hasn't got a few billion like Britney, so I don't see anyone putting in place a system where she can't use the phone, or Twitter, or have the capacity to travel (like Britney's father did for her)," Courtney added. "She's obviously got serious issues. She needs to go somewhere very quiet. She's been cast off now that her nubile Nickelodeon days are over."
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