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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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76.

jjgg5    

He looks like a stoner.

1183 days ago
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T. Bag Jones    

He looks like that giant Kardashian girl.

1183 days ago
78.

Tommy    

Sorry -- My fault - My fault!!!! He wanted cocaine and I accidentally gave him a big line of cleaning power... Sorry about that....My bad!!!!

1183 days ago
79.

Sharon    

Yikes!! That's one creepy looking dude.

1183 days ago
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GEL    

I hope he gets the help he needs and I'm glad no one was hurt, but honestly...is anyone surprised? His father has often acted in ways that make me think HE needs a mental evaluation as well. He very well may have inherited some legit mental issues.

1183 days ago
81.

bunny    

He's Nic Cage's son, he's going to need help. Nic couldn't have been a good dad.

1183 days ago
82.

Jim    

He wouldn't act like that if he had a nice hair cut and shaved the Al Quida mess of his chinny chin chin.

1183 days ago
83.

Sammy    

Mental illnes is genetic.

Nic Cage should be locked up as well as the son. N.C. probably has manic depression as evidenced in his wild spending sprees, erratic mood swings, implusive behavior and on and on on. He married Lisa Marie Presley because he "liked the King's music". He then married a Korean Sushi waitress he has just met. He was married to Weston's mother but they never lived in the same house together. He spends money at an astounding rate and buys castles, expensive cars and other nonsense, goes broke and then tries to blame his money manager. Any money manager in his right mind would have told Cage he was headed for trouble, I'm sure Cage just ignored him.

I hope both get the help they need, and why does young Cage have a "trainer" who watches what he eats? Does this young man even have a job or does N.C. support him and his wife?

1183 days ago
84.

Cathy    

Something tells me there is a whole lotta chlorine in that there gene pool.

Perhaps his dad should have done a lot more 'clearing of his schedule' in the formative years for this kid.

1183 days ago
85.

TheUltraworld    

Looks normal to me.

1183 days ago
86.

dmatthews    

Dear TMZ ~
I realize you want to keep your business going but you should take the high road and agree not to report on certain issues.After reading the Weston Cage story it upset me because drawing attention to mental illness/psychiatric stories just adds to the stigma still associated with mental illness. You can really hurt people that way.
Their feeling and their job potential etc.
Have a little compassion and draw the line on these types of issues.
You aren't helping anyone.

1183 days ago
87.

Mimi    

It sounds like a drug thing, not a mental illness thing. That stuff just doesn't appear out of nowhere and it's never been mentioned before. Maybe his trainer has him on some kind of steroid type stuff, hormones, or diet pills. That stuff can make you freak out. If he's on some sort of crazy crash diet, that could also make you have serious breakdowns that like.

1183 days ago
88.

jenn    

He has pretty eyes, though.

1183 days ago
89.

winning    

What do you mean I can't have the "happy meal' b*itch...

1183 days ago
90.

NightOwl    

@Mimi: you're clearly not an expert, but what's being reported to have happened can be drugs or organic. People should stop speculating until they know the WHOLE story.

1182 days ago
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