This story is just so incredibly sad. It seems to be getting sadder.
Mindy McCready is obviously struggling right now, after her boyfriend David Wilson, committed suicide in the home they shared in January.
E! News is reporting that her two children have been removed from her care by DHS, and that the singer has been committed to a treatment center for a mental health and alcohol-abuse evaluation.
Family members have been concerned for her, and fought to have her committed, after an emergency hearing on February 6. The judge placed her in the center for up to 21 days.
“Mindy needs to get help and we all care and love her and we want her to get the right help so she can move on. She is in a bad state right now, depressed and unhappy. It is not good,” a source close to the singer told the website right after her children were removed from her care.
A second source told E! News that the 37-year-old singer admitted during the hearing that she had been drinking too much alcohol to help her deal with the passing of her boyfriend, whom she has called her “soulmate.”
Wilson died from a gunshot wound on Jan. 13, and though his death is thought to be a suicide, the cause is still under investigation. The singer went on record to deny any involvement in his death, telling “Dateline,” “Oh my god, no. Oh my god, no. He was my life. We were each other’s life,” when asked if she shot him.
Wilson’s death is one more tragedy for McCready, who has lived a dramatic life. In 2005, her ex-boyfriend, Billy McKnight, was arrested and charged with attempted murder after he beat and choked her. The singer made multiple suicide attempts over the years, struggled with addiction and in 2007 she was charged with battery and resisting arrest after a fight with her mother. The singer made headlines in 2011 after she went on the run with her son in the middle of a brutal custody battle. Things were finally starting to turn around for McCready when she got her son back this past December, but now her life has taken a tragic turn once again.
I hope she can get herself turned around, and this story doesn’t have a bad ending. Prayers go out to her family!