Mischa Barton's Meltdown in Full 'View'

Actress offers bizarre explanation for mysterious hospitalization on "The View."

ByABC News
September 11, 2009, 9:43 AM

Sept. 11, 2009 — -- Maybe Mischa Barton can't take the heat of Hollywood.

In an interview airing today on ABC's "The View," the 23-year-old former "O.C." actress opens up about her mysterious stint in the hospital after police removed her from her Los Angeles home in July.

Frankly, she doesn't make a lot of sense. Barton describes her hospitalization as "silly" despite the fact that she was "completely overwhelmed."

Tune in for Barton's full interview today on 'The View,' 11 a.m. ET on ABC.

"I mean, really it was blown out of proportion, so it's kind of silly now to be talking about it because I'm so fine now, but it was really just a bad time for me. It was sort of one of those things that was like a perfect storm. Everything happened at once," Barton begins.

"View" creator and co-host Barbara Walters then points out Barton was in the psychiatric ward, "not just the regular hospital," which sends the actress in a completely different direction, blaming her meltdown on dental work.

"Right, I mean, it was just ... I was overwhelmed," she says. "I had too much work going on. I had a surgery for my wisdom teeth that went really badly. I had been in the hospital. I had two surgeries on my wisdom teeth. I had four taken out and they had gotten it really badly wrong. They had to drill into my jaw and I was just in really excruciating pain."

"I had an infection and a dry socket and I woke up on a Sunday morning and there was no doctor available," Barton continues. "I was trying to take the minimum amount of pain killers and get through it because I had to go to work soon and I was getting ready to go do this show, 'The Beautiful Life,' and meanwhile I still had a schedule to travel. I was going to Europe. I was going to London. I had things to do and I was prepping to do photo shoots and I was just overwhelmed. I had so much work to do and the surgery had gone so badly for me. And I think that I was just starting to feel completely overwhelmed. It was just too much to have this surgery go so wrong."