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Nic Cage's Son Hospitalized for Mental Evaluation

6/7/2011 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nic Cage's son, Weston Cage, has been taken to the hospital by ambulance for a mental evaluation and possible 5150 psychiatric hold, sources tell TMZ.

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Sources tell TMZ ... Weston was at The Farmer's Kitchen in Hollywood at around 4:00 today, when his trainer told him he couldn't eat something on the menu.  For some reason, we're told Weston went off and started pushing the trainer in a violent way, at one point trying to roundhouse the trainer.

The trainer took Weston down, and someone else tried calming Nic's son down, to no avail.  Weston got up and continued freaking out.

Cops showed up and told Weston if he didn't get on the ground they would tase him.  Weston then complied.  Cops put Weston in handcuffs but they were so worried he was unstable they strapped him to a gurney. 

It's unclear if Weston was under the influence of drugs or alcohol but people who work at the restaurant say he appeared to be under the influence of something.

Weston was taken to a local hospital where he is being evaluated.

One source says Weston got into a nuclear argument with his new wife, Nikki, this morning and she stormed out of their house.

UPDATE:  Sources close to the Cage family tell TMZ Nic has arrived at the hospital.  We're told Nic has cleared his schedule and plans to stay in town as long as Weston needs him to be here.

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61.

Carl    

You can tell by his look that he has some sort of issues. Plus, he's Nic Cage's son so that stacks the odds against him too.

1130 days ago
62.

Big Jim Slade    

He wanted a hot dog, no a hamburger, no a cheeseburger, some potato chips... His trainer told him: You'll get nothing and like it."

1130 days ago
63.

steven katona    

sounds pretty normal to me. i guess in la la land everyones happy and drugged up on prozac eh? i guess the trainer should keep his mouth shut and let the guy eat. i guess hollywoods claiming more victims and calling them mentally ill. i've seen worse. this kid needs a doobie and call me in the morning. 250 618 8255. i see no need for a psychiatric evaluation when all the guy was doing was trying to get something to eat. call me boy. i'm a $1.99 a minute! good luck!

1130 days ago
64.

f you    

Jenny Craig does not **** around you guys.

1130 days ago
65.

Alexa    

Didn't Nic get arrested in New Orleans recently for his violent behavior too? Like father like son. Happy Father's Day, Nicky!

1130 days ago
66.

momandpopshop    

A piece of ****, just like his dad...

1130 days ago
67.

Fuck Celebrities    

Like son, like father.

1130 days ago
68.

O-C Guy    

Test him for drugs??? Scan his DNA and compare it to his dad's. If a match, there's the source of his problem.

1130 days ago
69.

awesome    

maybe he should have brought the punching bag instead...
like WHY even have a trainer if you dont want to listen to them

1130 days ago
70.

Noneofyourbusiness.    

Wasn't drugs its alcohol, was with him when it happened. Yes my dude needs help but don't call him crazy. He's a really good person with a great heart. Don't be so quick to judge someone. He is an awesome dude.

1130 days ago
71.

patricia bast    

schizophrenia runs in his family (yes, in Nicholas Cage's family) so its probably something like that...
I think his grandmother was schizophrenic.
too bad.

1130 days ago
72.

Big Daddy    

He'd get the elctric chair for that in Ohio. :)

1130 days ago
73.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

so nic is going to clear his schedule now..sounds like maybe if he had been around more when the kid was growing up he wouldnt be in this situation ..

1130 days ago
74.

toad    

Hey Love Star Wars: Quit being pathetic

1129 days ago
75.

emme    

If a person is under the influence of any substance the psychiatric hold would not stand. Generally, the police take them to an ER or psychiatric holding facility where they are "medically cleared" before they are placed in a psychiatric ward or facility. I would say that he has some issues.

1129 days ago
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