The newly released 911 call placed from Demi Moore's home on Monday night reveals that the 49-year-old actress was smoking something and was "convulsing," "semi conscious," and "burning up" before help arrived.
The heavily redacted tape reveals mass confusion at Moore's household on Monday night. "Sir, this is an emergency," a female caller says, before giving the dispatcher Moore's Beverly Hills address. She then says, "What is the address here, Ru?" Ru could be a reference to Moore's daughter, Rumer Willis.
The caller becomes increasingly panicked, saying, "We need an ambulance here as soon as possible, please."
"She smoked something, it's not marijuana, but it's similar to ... it's similar to incense and she seems to be having convulsions of some sort," the woman says, who identifies herself as a "friend" of the actress. She also says that Moore had been taking some "other stuff" recently but didn't know what it was and mentions that Moore has been having "issues."
Another woman tells the dispatcher that Moore is "burning up" and not breathing regularly but is able to squeeze her hand. At the end of the call, a man takes the phone to give the dispatcher directions to Moore's home and asks "Ru" "What's the name at the gate so that we can buzz them in from here?"
The man later says that she's calmed down. "Now she's breathing fine and she's not convulsing," he says.
On Thursday, Moore reportedly returned home from the hospital. Multiple reports have stated that Moore's hospitalization was prompted by a seizure she suffered after inhaling nitrus oxide. Her rep has thus far declined to comment beyond her Tuesday statement that Moore is seeking treatment for stress and exhaustion.
The release of the 911 call is the latest setback for Moore. On Thursday night, her estranged husband Ashton Kutcher returned to L.A. from Brazil, where he had been shooting a fashion campaign. While Moore was being rushed to the hospital after suffering a reported seizure, Kutcher was out partying with Brazilian supermodels.
The difference in how they've handled their breakup couldn't be starker.
"What we see is Ashton moving on in his life. Demi? She's gone down, down, down," clinical psychologist Judy Kuriansky, better known from her radio show as Dr. Judy, told ABCNews.com.
For Kuriansky, the difference is not surprising. "Women are the ones who suffer the most when there is a breakup. Men do suffer too, no question. But on balance, women end up suffering emotionally for longer, especially when there have been affairs," she said.
Kutcher, 33, has thus far remained mum -- including on his Twitter account -- about the plight of his ex. His rep did not respond to ABCNews.com's request for comment.
Instead the images of him in Brazil -- leaving nightclubs late in the night, hanging with gorgeous Brazilian supermodels and "surfing" in the streets during a downpour -- speak louder than any words.
"It's shocking," Huffington Post entertainment columnist Rob Shuter told ABCNews.com. "You don't need to run back, but you certainly don't need to be out drinking and partying. This is just a PR nightmare. At worse, it's heartless."
Since November, when Moore announced she was divorcing Kutcher amid reports of his infidelities, their paths have diverged. During red carpet appearances for the Lifetime movie "Five," which she helped direct, and "Margin Call," a small indie in which she has a juicy role, Moore appeared gaunt. Even she acknowledged the concerns about her weight in a recent interview for Harper's Bazaar, where she revealed having a love-hate relationship with her body as well as a fear of not being worthy of love.
"I would say what scares me is that I'm going to ultimately find out at the end of my life that I'm really not lovable, that I'm not worthy of being loved. That there's something fundamentally wrong with me," she said.
While she headed to Hawaii for some solo soul-searching after her divorce announcement, Kutcher traipsed through Italy with two friends, including an attractive brunette he claimed was just a friend. Before that, he got cozy on the red carpet with co-star Lea Michele at the New York premiere of "New Year's Eve." And, later, he revealed a new clean-cut look to TV critics, while promoting the new season of "Two and Half Men." (He also played with his wedding ring throughout the news conference.)