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    Mon, 24 May 2010 09:36:52

    Adam Ant Back in Psychiatric Hospital - British press reported the news late on Friday

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    '80s new wave singer Adam Ant has been placed under mental health care after a series of bizarre behavioral incidents. The British press, mainly The Daily Mail and The Sun, reported the news on Friday. Mr. Ant, who is legally Stuart Goddard, blew up at a crowd at a charity concert last week. Attendees began booing when Ant stopped the show to teach a 4-year-old boy the words of a song and reportedly told Christians in the office to "fuck off." Someone has his man period! Or a raging case of the crazies!

    Ant has a history of mental health issues, namely depression and bipolar disorder and this outburst caused him to be forcibly admitted to a hospital under a practice called "sectioning," where someone is placed under non-voluntary custody. It's legal under Britain's Mental Health Act.

    Ant reportedly said the following about his hospitalization: "I am having a well earned rest at Her Majesty's Pleasure and am painting and continuing being an art student. I have a great view and am considering gigs later in the year." Is he crazier than a shithouse rat? He spent time in a psychiatric ward for several months in 2003 after he smashed through a neighboor's door, dropped his drawers and tried to go to sleep. He told fans that he was trying to treat his condition and that his 12-year-old daughter Lily was the reason. "I've had this lifelong battle against manic depression but I've had to overcome it for her sake. Times got bad. I lost my mind. But I'm back," he said at the time. Adam, some unsolicited advice from your pals at ARTISTdirect: Definitely get help, until you are functional. Do it for Lily!

    Do you think Adam Ant should receive further treatment? Who is your favorite batshit crazy artist?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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