Quote:Star Wars: The Phantom Menace actor Jake Lloyd is diagnosed with schizophrenia and is moved from jail to psychiatric facility after June arrestPUBLISHED: 12:24 EST, 10 April 2016 | UPDATED: 05:49 EST, 11 April 2016Jake Lloyd has been in jail since June when he led police on a high-speed chase in South Carolina.
On Saturday his mother Lisa told[url=http://www.tmz.com/2016/04/10/jake-lloyd-jail-mental-hospital/] TMZ the former child actor, who starred as Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 blockbuster film Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, suffers from schizophrenia.
This has caused authorities to transfer the star, who is now 27-years-old, from a jail cell to a psychiatric facility.
Healing: Jake Lloyd has been in jail since June when he led police on a high-speed chase in South Carolina. On Saturday his mother Lisa told TMZ the former child actor suffers from schizophrenia
His big break: The actor starred as Anakin Skywalker in 1999 blockbuster film Star Wars: The Phantom Menace; he was only 10-years-old when the film came out
Lisa also told the site she spoke with Jake 'last week' and can already see 'an improvement in his personality.'
A date has not yet been set for his release. It was added, 'His family wants him to take his time to get healthy.'
Jake starred in Phantom Menace with Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson. The film made a total of $2 billion from worldwide box office receipts and rentals. He was only 10 years old at the time.
A tough childhood: Jake starred in Phantom Menace with Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson. The film made a total of $2 billion from worldwide box office receipts and rentals. He was only 10 years old at the time
Lloyd, who gave his name to deputies in South Carolina as Jake Broadbent, was arrested in June after a high-speed car chase that ended with him plowing his vehicle into a tree.
He was driving in Charleston, South Carolina, when Colleton County sheriff's deputies began pursuing him.
The chase went on for 25 miles, even continuing in another county, before Lloyd lost control of his car and ran off Interstate 95.
He plowed through a fence and continued speeding along a parallel frontage road, authorities said. The road ended at a dead end, but the vehicle kept going into a wooded area before it hit several small trees and stopped.
So young: Here the star is seen with Liam Neeson (left) and Ewan McGregor (right)
He was arrested for reckless driving, failure to stop, resisting arrest and driving without a license.
The retired actor is being held on $10,700 bail at the Colleton County Detention Center, about an hour away from Charleston.
In a mugshot photo released by the sheriff's office, Lloyd gives the camera the death stare, with a bloody cut seen on his left cheekbone.
Damage was done: Following his brush with fame, Lloyd quit acting altogether claiming that the role had made his childhood a 'living hell.'
What really happened?
'Other children were really mean to me,' he said in a 2012 interview. 'They would make the sound of the light saber every time they saw me. It was totally mad'; here he is seen with Liam and Natalie Portman
His hair is cut very short and his facial hair, including a mustache and a goatee, appears unkempt.
Lloyd was just 10 years old when he shot to instant fame after securing the iconic role of Anakin Skywalker - who would go on to become Darth Vader - in the highly anticipated 1999 prequel to the original Star Wars trilogy.
Following his brush with fame, Lloyd quit acting altogether claiming that the role had made his childhood a 'living hell.'
'Other children were really mean to me,' he said in a 2012 interview. 'They would make the sound of the light saber every time they saw me. It was totally mad.'
Lloyd said at one point he was doing around 60 interviews a day.
'My entire school life was really a living hell — and I had to do up to 60 interviews a day.'
Lloyd felt so much anger towards the George Lucas directed film that he destroyed all of his Star Wars memorabilia, and only reprised his role as Anakin for five video games.
'I've learned to hate it when the cameras are pointed at me,' he said.
Lloyd, whose mother is an entertainment agent, also admitted in the interview with Scifitv.com that he doesn't like watching the film anymore and he blames George for that.
'When you have something like that there's a lot of expectations for it to meet the standards of the public and I don't think George did that,' he said.
'For me to go back and watch it now would be kind of creepy.'
Prior to Star Wars Lloyd had appeared in the 1996 film Jingle All the Way, his last acting credit was for the 2005 movie Madison, starring Jim Caviezel, which had actually been filmed in 2000.
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