Worry is mounting after new images showed Heather Locklear looking disheveled while walking along an elevated ledge — the images come as a source says the once-sober "Melrose Place" star has reportedly fallen "off the wagon."
"Heather is drinking," a source told the Daily Mail, who published the aforementioned disturbing photos. "The family is very worried. Everyone feels helpless."
While several of the images show Heather looking distressed, video made things worse, as she was recorded walking along the elevated ledge of an office building in Malibu, Calif. Heather had to steady herself by holding on to pillars in order to avoid a steep drop onto the asphalt. She was talking to herself in another video.
"Tequila has always been her drink," a source said. "She can't stay away from it."
An insider also alleged that the actress "obsesses over her weight" and is taking the popular diabetes drug Ozempic to shed some pounds. Thus far, she's apparently down 40 pounds.
In 2006, after splitting from rocker ex-husband Richie Sambora, Heather was arrested for driving under the influence. In February 2018 police came to her home following a fight with her boyfriend. Once police officers arrived and tried to take Heather in for domestic violence, she allegedly became combative and attacked a cop. A few months after that, she was booked on two counts of misdemeanor battery upon an officer and emergency personnel following a drunken incident at her home.
The two incidents sandwiched an involuntary psychiatric hold at a Los Angeles hospital.
"Heather got off so easy with no probation or accountability after beating up cops and then threatening EMT ambulance drivers," the insider told the Daily Mail. "The no accountability has allowed her to continue to hide out on top of her mountain estate and drink her tequila body into a much larger unhappier figure."
Amid her struggles, Heather's fiancé, Chris Heisser, is doing his best to keep her afloat, but "he is battling alcohol too," the source said, dubbing Heather's behavior "unfair."
"[Chris] has to drive her for mandatory errands and try to sustain his career while lying to family and friends consistently hiding her alcohol and drug problems," the insider claimed. "[The couple] told friends she has been drinking again months ago and would return to rehab to no avail."