Thinking about disgraced former New York Times journalist, Jayson Blair reportedly in a hospital for "personal problems," reminded us of the time Gothamist was "in the hospital" in 1999. Other people who have been in a hospital for personal problems or needed to go: Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Courtney Love, Anne Heche, Winona Ryder. Rick Moody, author of The Ice Storm and Purple America, went to a mental hospital for a while. Gothamist once joked with him that it was because of living in New Jersey.
Blair's problems are very serious and respite from the glare of the media is probably a good idea. Gothamist on Jayson Blair.