It is being reported that comedian Kat Williams was checked into a mental hospital on Friday. It happened in Sumpter, South Carolina.
He was also arrested for a gun charge at airport for the 2nd time in 3 years earlier this month.
Sumter Police say officers responded to a call in reference to suspicious behavior by Williams at a local hotel. Williams reportedly showed up to the hotel in a bathrobe with a towel wrapped around his head inquiring about a room. Williams later left after asking for directions which police made no arrest at that time due to no crime being broken.
Williams later appeared on the doorsteps of attorney Garryl Deas’s office around 9:00 AM who Williams sought to hire because he said police were “attempting to violate his rights.” Williams went on talking to the attorney until around 9:30 about his entertainment career and rumors that he had perished in a plane crash. At that time, the attorney had to leave for a court appearance, which Williams asked, at that point, could he wait in the office til the attorney returned, which Deas said he could.
Deas later returned around 10:30 a.m. to find Williams still waiting, but now Williams’ behavior had changed. “His demeanor was a little troubled,” Deas said, stating the actor seemed “disoriented.” This was the time when family or close friends showed up seeking to have the comedian committed, Deas said.
Continuing his erratic behavior, Deas says Williams began “speaking gibberish,” saying “that he doesn’t trust anyone anymore” and that everyone had turned against him.
He was then checked into a hospital when family members showed up.
His publicist released this statement on Saturday:
Following an arduous 300 shows and an 18-month touring schedule that left him incredibly fatigued, Katt felt compelled to be with his family in an effort to deal with his stress. While doing so, he is under a doctor’s care.
As this is a private and personal matter, we hope the media will respect his family’s request for privacy.
Shearer Public Relations
We are wishing Katt nothing but the best and also recovery. Weed does make some paranoid ya know?-Dr.FB