Is Amanda Bynes going to join the 27 Club?

The infamous club is a term for popular musicians who have died at the age of 27 including Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and Janis Joplin, but those close to Amanda are worried that the actress is going to follow a similar fate. She made a rare public outing in NYC before her 27th birthday, but concerned everyone around her with some extremely bizarre and worrying behavior.

Eyewitness Danielle Berman spotted Amanda walking around Madison Square Garden, but immediately thought the once-successful star was a "crazy-looking person." She followed the actress into a nearby bodega, where she bought a couple of pipes... for tobacco. Yep. That's it.

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"It was the weirdest thing I had ever seen," said Danielle to E! News. "She had this shoulder-length mousy wig and then all the hair was hanging out underneath. It was bizarre. She looked like a homeless person...she looked a hot mess."

But while her strange appearance could have simply been chalked up to bad fashion choices, Danielle said that Amanda was nearly run over more than once while aimlessly walking into oncoming traffic. "She was crossing into traffic, wasn't waiting for any of the lights to change and a cab almost hit her twice. Cops were looking at her like, ‘Who is this person?'" she explained. "I felt bad. I grew up watching The Amanda Show and I always thought she was the one that was going to turn out normal, and clearly she is not. It was really depressing to see her like that."

Meanwhile, Amanda is denying that any of the recently published photos are of her and claims that she has an impostor actress or lookalike roaming the streets of NYC! "I've never been a redhead! Someone keeps posing as me! Check my photos on Twitter for up to date pictures!" she wrote yesterday. Here's an example of these "up to date" pictures...

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If someone is intentionally walking around dressed like her, cheek piercing and all, there might actually be someone in NYC who's crazier than she is...

Do you think 27 will be the age that Amanda turns things around?

Photos courtesy of Danielle Berman