Amanda Bynes and her endless list of driving infractions in the past year or so have almost felt like a joke, and plenty have been made about her driving abilities. The cause of her reckless actions, however, may be anything but funny, as sources say she seems to be suffering from serious mental issues.
According to TMZ, a slew of witnesses have come forward describing bizarre behavior by the actress. One source from her Hollywood gym said "Amanda came to the gym Thursday looking dazed and began speaking with herself -- making comments and then answering back." Another told the site that while working out on a machine she would stop suddenly and start "laughing hysterically for no reason."
Others who live in her condo complex report seeing her having "long conversations with inanimate objects" and presenting other disturbing behavior. In short, it sounds like she needs help desperately.
Who knows how reliable these sources are, but if they speak the truth then it sounds like things are even worse than we thought. And we already thought they were pretty bad.
In case you haven't been following, here's a little history of Amanda's reckless actions, which I'm borrowing from Adriana, who compiled the list last week, when she wrote about Amanda's latest stop by police while driving on a suspended license.
And I'll add one --- TMZ also reported that she was spotted last week driving around smoking pot and eating tacos in her filthy car.
So while I suppose these could just be the actions of another spoiled, narcissistic star whose fame has gone to her head, I'm inclined to think there's something much more serious going on as these witnesses suggest. I can't imagine anyone who is mentally healthy behaving like this. Once or two mistakes is one thing, but this appears to be much more.
Whatever it is, I hope she gets help fast before she adds anything else to the list. Because while she's been lucky that neither she nor anyone else has been seriously harmed so far, if she doesn't stop, that likely won't be the case for long.
Do you think Amanda Bynes has serious mental issues?