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"Grey's" Star Checked In to UCLA Psych Ward

1/31/2008 8:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned actor Justin Chambers, Dr. Alex Karev on "Grey's Anatomy," checked himself in to the psych ward at UCLA Medical Center this week. Yes, it's the same place ...

Chambers' rep confirmed to TMZ that star checked in on Monday and checked out yesterday.

The rep claims Chambers, a married father of five, was "exhausted and suffers from a sleeping disorder. He went in voluntarily to get some help."

Chambers was in the same ward where Britney is being treated.

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lana    

i hope hes okay...he has such a beautiful family

2400 days ago
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distructive sleep apnea??    

ADD or ADHD?

Or all three? 5 kids - no work, because of the writers' strike?


Britney has ADHD or is Bi Polar- ... Adderol, huh? her next step is Lithium... after that if not controlled it will be Thorzine, after that it's all over!!

2400 days ago
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Ms.Rita    

WHO THE HELL HAS 5 FREAKING KIDS THESE DAYS. WTF! HE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO LEAVE HER ASS.

2400 days ago
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appauled by the stalkarazzi    

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is pleading for Spears' privacy during her treatment.

Executive director Michael Fitzpatrick has condemned the "media circus and reckless speculation" surrounding the health of the singer.

He also criticised the professional ethics of mental health experts who are not directly involved in her diagnosis or treatment, but speak to the media about her case

Roy Peter Clark, vice-president of the Poynter Institute, a leading center of journalism training and ethics, wrote in an on-line column: "One of the terrible side effects of America's celebrity and media culture is a pervasive cynicism about addiction and mental illness...We are all complicit….I'm no Puritan when it comes to gossip, and I've grown up reading the tabloids, but there is clearly a danger zone, when life and health are at stake, when the best thing the press can do is back off. That time for Spears is probably now."


http://www.nami.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Top_Story/Media_Ethics.htm

2400 days ago
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Kelli    

Oh don't be suprised, mine left with 12. MaMame.

2400 days ago
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Cabo    

What some of you really don't get is that NONE OF US HERE really know the EXACT reason that Justin sought some help. Any celebrity is going to make an official statement to the prying press!

Justin Chambers is NOT going to spell out every reason for his visit -- and it's NONE OF OUR BUSINESS, quite frankly.

It's sickening how many of you put him down for getting help when you have no idea what is really going on. All I can say is GOOD FOR HIM!!

And to the person who is pissed that he used his healthcare for this reason, well, like you, I don't have healthcare either, but I DO NOT put JC down for using his. Quite frankly, by dealing with issues when they're DEAL-ABLE, you get better and need LESS CARE later, hopefully. Preventative care is a GOOD thing! It just blows me away how so many people, armed with no real facts, are so damn quick to accuse.

Good for Justin for getting it together in a way that works for him.

2400 days ago
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Paul J.    

At least he went in voluntarly to get help with his stress. This was the same thing that killed Heath Ledger. If Heath would had done this, maybe he would still be alive. I am sure being an actor and celebrity is stressful. Justin Chambers did good by admitting himself before it went to far. I hope he is ok!

2400 days ago
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Shar    

SO HAVING A DEMOCRAT IN OFFICE WORRIES ME....YOU FOLKS LOVE BIG WARS WITH LOTS OF DEATHS FOR NO REASON AT ALL....
________________________
You're kidding right? It's the Dems that want to end this ridiculous war!!! The Reps are saying things like 100 years! Seriously...you sound crazy!

ROOSEVELT KILLED 275,000 MEN AND WE ARE STILL IN GERMANY

TRUMAN KILLED 40,000 IN KOREA AND WE ARE STILL IN KOREA

JOHNSON KILLED 58,000 IN VIETNAM AND THEN WE BUGGED OUT

BUSH HAS LOST 4,000 IN FIVE YEARS.....NO, THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE PARY OF GREAT WARS WITH MASSIVE DEATHS

THE DEMOCRATS ARE ALSO THE ONLY PARTY TO HAVE USED THE A BOMB ON INNOCENT WOMEN AND CHILDREN...NO, THEY ARE BLOOD THIRSTY.

2400 days ago
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Shar    

SOME OF YOU PEOPLE ARE JUST OBVIOUS HATERS ! YEAH "SHE SIGNED UP FOR THIS" AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE AND WITH ALL THE HORRIBLE PRESS THAT CAME ALONG WITH IT. EVERYONE HATED K- MOOCH WHEN BRITTNEY WAS PREGO AND WATCHING HIS KIDS FROM A PREVIOUS RELATIONSHIP. NOW HE'S FATHER OF THE YEAR. YOU PEOPLE LOVE TO HATE PEOPLE SO QUICKLY - NO COMPASSION AT ALL! TALK ABOUT SICK AND INBALANCED INDIVIDUALS. BRITNEY HAD TWO CHILDREN IN 2 YRS! CHECK THE FACTS YOU SEATHING, GOSSIP LOVING HATERS, POST PART. DEPRESSION IS REAL LET ALONE HAVING BIPOLAR DISORDER. LETS SHOVE A CAMERA IN YOUR FACE WHEN YOUR ILL AND SEE HOW YOU OR ANY OF YOUR LOVED ONES WOULD LIKE IT.....BUT YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES ARE BETTER THAN THAT - YOUR ALL TOO GOOD TO "GET SICK."


2400 days ago
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Michele    

Poor dude needs a really good massage and a Xanax.

2400 days ago
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Jess    

Sounds Like ledger has shared the same smack with chambers.
Meth?

2400 days ago
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diahann    

% kids no wonder the poor guy is exhausted. It is good to see someone of his stature admitting there is a problem and got help for it. Maybe other people will realise its ok to seek help whether its exhaustion or something worse. Maybe Britney wouldn't have gotten to the point she's at if she had. All the best Justin love your work

2400 days ago
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Party 'till you die!    

I'm glad he's married, but I hope he doesn't meet up with Brit. Both are in bad spaces and Brit doesn't seemed to be concerned with marital status!

2400 days ago
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Party 'till you die!    

The Dems 12:28, take it the HELL somewhere else! This has ZERO connection with this blog! Just for that, I'll vote opposite of whatever you wish! This is about Mr. Chambers and NOT a political rant! You A-hole!

2400 days ago
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Tamara    

The guy has five kids. He checked into looney bin because he wanted some peace, quiet and good night sleep ;)

2400 days ago
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