Katt Williams Sent to Mental HospitalPublished by Marcus Vanderberg on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 7:40 pm.
The Katt Williams saga took a bizarre turn this weekend when the comedian was reportedly sent to a mental hospital.
According to The Sumter Item in South Carolina, Williams was in Sumter to visit his family members and ended with a trip to the Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Earlier on Friday, police responded to a call at a motel after employees spotted Williams wearing a bathrobe and a towel wrapped around his head.
Police determined no criminal activity had taken place and officers left.
Williams next stop was at the office of attorney Garryl Deas where he spoke to the attorney because he felt the police were “attempting to violate his rights.” Williams even spoke to Deas about the rumors that he had died in a plane crash earlier this month.
After Deas left and returned an hour later, Williams was waiting for the attorney and his demeanor had changed and Deas felt Williams seemed “disoriented.”
At this time, Williams family arrived and tried to take the comedian to the hospital for a mental evaluation.
“He just said that he doesn’t trust anyone anymore,” Deas said. He said he thought “everyone has turned against him. He wasn’t really coherent.”
By that point, the actor was “speaking gibberish,” Deas said, though he declined to guess whether the actor was intoxicated.
An order was issued by a probate judge in order to have Williams transported to the mental hospital and Katt was not physically aggressive when officers arrived.
A legal commitment spans 72 hours and after that time a patient must go before a judge to determine whether to be hospitalized or not.
Williams has a show scheduled at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Nov. 20 and a gig with Steve Harvey on Dec. 31 in Detroit — his last stand-up show according to Katt.
Check back for more information on this developing story…