On Tuesday, People.com reported that the actress “is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment center as she is currently battling postpartum depression.” According to a Nashville insider, Panettiere was about to start work on Season 4’s ninth episode (slated to air on Nov. 18). It remains unclear if the show will temporarily write out her character, Juliette, or postpone filming of her scenes until she returns.
“It’s a fluid situation,” says the source. “But production continues.”
Panettiere gave birth to daughter Kaya last December.