01/20/2012 10:44 am ET Updated Jan 20, 2012

Heather Locklear Secretly Checked Into Rehab Before Hospitalization

More insight into Heather Locklear's frantic hospitalization in mid-January has been revealed. Us Weekly reports that the actress had secretly checked herself into rehab after breaking up with longtime boyfriend and fiance Jack Wagner last November -- something that Wagner had repeatedly requested the troubled 50-year-old star to do while they were dating.

The report also claims that Locklear has isolated her friends through her drinking, quoting a source that says "Heather has been out of control for many years" and "she doesn't get out of bed most days... Jack kept her on the straight and narrow, but he couldn't keep Heather sober."

Locklear checked into Los Robles Hospital on January 12th after her sister made a panicked phone 911 call from the star's residence. The cause was serious stomach pains allegedly brought on by a cocktail of prescription drugs and alcohol.

Meanwhile, Locklear's family is reportedly pressuring the star to get professional help at the UCLA Medical Center after her much-publicized hospitalization. The first time Locklear is known to have checked in to rehab was in June 2008, when she spent four weeks at an Arizona clinic for depression and anxiety.


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