Amanda Bynes Checks Back Into Rehab Over Pressure of Comeback

The 'She's the Man' star has reportedly suffered a mental health relapse after being pushed to the edge by a series of auditions among others, and is back under the care of addiction counselors.

AceShowbiz - Actress Amanda Bynes has suffered a relapse in her mental health battle, according to reports.

The "Hairspray" star is under the care of professionals and addiction counsellors after checking into a Los Angeles-area rehab facility in January, family sources tell TMZ.

Insiders claim the pressure of returning to the public eye and a series of auditions pushed Amanda over the edge shortly after she gave a candid interview to Paper magazine about her hopes and dreams - and her past public meltdowns.

She told the publication her 2006 role in "She's the Man", in which she played a boy, led to a severe bout of depression.

"When the movie came out and I saw it, I went into a deep depression for four to six months because I didn't like how I looked when I was a boy," she said. "(It was) a super strange and out-of-body experience. It just really put me into a funk."

Bynes retired from acting after starring in 2010 teen drama "Easy A" and told Paper she was "young, stupid and high" when she sent the tweet announcing her decision, admitting her life became somewhat meaningless.

"I just had no purpose in life. I'd been working my whole life and (now) I was doing nothing," she recalled. "I had a lot of time on my hands and I would 'wake and bake' and literally be stoned all day long."

After a public meltdown which led to her hospitalisation, multiple arrests and rehab stints, Amanda enrolled in a course at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in California.

She credited her studies with helping her get back on the right path and told the magazine she was positive about her future: "I've been through the worst and came out the other end and survived it, so I just feel like it's only up from here."

During the Paper interview, Bynes revealed she was four years sober.

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