"She's in very bad shape. She's running out of money and can't find love, so now she is looking for a good time to escape her misery. She is on a downward spiral. She is a mess. She is a suicidal, uninsurable mess," the Daily Express quoted a friend as telling the New York Post. Los Angeles police and Barton's representative have suggested that the actress required assistance for "a medical issue." They haven't revealed any further details.
Story first published: Monday, July 20, 2009, 13:06 [IST]