Posted: 8:23 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 2013
By Sarah Crow
Amanda Bynes better see if she can get her wig person to give her a tough times discount, because it looks like the former Nickelodeon star’s deep pockets are about to be a lot lighter.
Amanda, whose stay at UCLA Medical Center was just extended, keeping her there for at least 60 days (and possibly as long as a year), will be paying an arm and a leg to keep her particular brand of mental illness properly attended to and medicated.
TMZ reports that Amanda will be paying $3500 a day to be kept under lock and key while doctors work toward an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan — and, as an added, free benefit, keep her from setting fires and harassing other celebs on Twitter.
Should Amanda stick it out for an entire 365 days, she’ll rack up a $1,277,500 bill for her stay, which her SAG insurance will only a tiny portion of.
While that type of dough may have been no big deal to the Amanda who loved tweeting selfies from her bathroom, in reality, her financial situation is far more precarious, according to her parents.
Prior to her mental health vacation, Amanda’s parents were under the impression that she had already blown $1.2 million of her $4 million fortune, with a “substantial amount” being given in exchange for various illicit substances.
If she can still afford her treatment, we can’t think of any better use for her money than staying at UCLA — and with any luck, she’ll still have enough left over for a phone with an even better selfie cam when she gets out.
Good luck, Amanda!