Mischa Barton has thanked her fans for their support following her recent hospitalisation.

Barton was taken to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles on Thursday, after neighbours contacted police when they found the actress behaving erratically in her backyard. Following her release, Barton said her drink had been spiked with 'date rape drug' GBH while she was celebrating her 31st birthday.

Mischa bartonMischa Barton has thanked her fans for their support following her hospitalisation last Thursday

“Thank you so much for all the love guys. It means the world to me. There is too much going on in the world so I appreciate this more than ever,” Barton wrote on Twitter, Tuesday. “From the bottom of my heart. We shall overcome.”

Barton then added: “To members of the press please respect my privacy.” The ‘OC’ star had previously returned to social media on Monday, posting an un-captioned picture of a Buddha statue to her Instagram page.

More: Mischa Barton Out Of Hospital, Says Drink Was Spiked With GBH During Birthday Celebrations

In a statement to People magazine on Saturday, Barton explained the reason behind her hospitalisation. "On the evening of the 25th, I went out with a group of friends to celebrate my birthday," she began.

“While having drinks, I realized that something was not right as my behavior was becoming erratic and continued to intensify over the next several hours, I voluntarily went to get professional help, and I was informed by their staff that I had been given GHB.

"After an overnight stay, I am home and doing well. I would like to extend a big thanks of gratitude to the professionals at Cedars Sinai for their great care and professionalism," Barton continued. “This is a lesson to all young women out there, be aware of your surroundings.”