Troubled actor Nick Stahl has been released from hospital after he was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold for "stress" earlier this month (Jun13).

The Terminator 3: Rise of the MAChines star, who has struggled with drugs and alcohol abuse in the past, was admitted to a medical centre in Los Angeles on 18 June (13) on a 5150 order, which allows doctors to hold a person deemed a danger to himself or others.

The 33-year-old actor has now been released from hospital and he reveals stress was behind his troubles, telling, "(My recovery is) going good. It's a process... It was stress. It was life problems, just some stress and it was a little overblown..."

However, Stahl insists he feels grateful for the intervention, adding, "It was helpful... Things seems to be (looking up) and I'm just grateful."