Amanda Bynes is reportedly responding well to her treatment for schizophrenia, but it isn't coming cheaply for the actress. Sources report that Bynes' mandatory psychiatric hold at UCLA Medical Center is costing $3,500 per day, which covers both treatment and living expenses. Her stay at UCLA Medical Center could range anywhere from two months to one year, which means her hospital bill could run anywhere from $210,000 to $1,277,500. Although Bynes has insurance through SAG, her policy will only cover a small portion of the cost.
TMZ reported that doctors at UCLA Medical Center extended her long-term psychiatric hold last Friday after being granted approval by a judge. Although Bynes could potentially be kept there for a year, the plan is to reportedly stabilize her at the medical center for 60 days and then transfer her to her mother's home. Bynes' parents won a temporary conservatorship that will last for the next few weeks, which gives them control over their daughter's finances and the authority to make decisions regarding her health and well-being. However, all decisions must receive from final approval from her lawyer.
The actress, who became infamous this year for calling numerous celebrities "ugly" on her Twitter page, tweeted "I love Drake" one day after her psychiatric hold was extended. However, Bynes' lawyer Tamar Arminak said in a statement that her Twitter account was hacked and that Bynes has "no access to phones or computers." Bynes has been obsessed with Drake on her Twitter page, declaring her love for him and then also calling him ugly. She also infamously tweeted that she wanted Drake to "murder my vagina."
Drake finally responded to Bynes' obsession last August in XXL magazine, claiming that he never met the actress and found her comments to be troubling. "If that is her, I guess it's a little weird and disturbing," he said. "It's obviously a behavioral pattern that is way bigger than me," he added. "Whoever is behind it, whether it's her or somebody else, they know people are paying attention so they keep it going."
Bynes has been in the mental hospital since last July, when she reportedly set fire to a driveway in California. The actress was also arrested earlier this year for allegedly smoking weed in her NYC apartment and then throwing a bong out of her high-rise apartment window. She was put on an involuntary psychiatric hold afterwards, but released after 48 hours.