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Mindy McCready committed to a mental health facility.

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!


Posted Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at 10:10am
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Mindy McCready Hospitalized

Country singer Mindy McCready was rushed to a Fort Myers, Florida, hospital Tuesday morning, where she was in good condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
“My daughter has just taken an overdose,” said the caller in the 911 recording released by the Lee County sheriff on Tuesday afternoon. CNN has not verified the identity of the caller.

“You’ve taken too many pills for me to handle this,” she said, apparently to someone in the room with her.
McCready, 34, has waged a public battle with drug addiction over the past several years and was a participant in the last season of the reality TV show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.”

“I don’t know how many pills my daughter’s taken,” the caller said. “I thought that I could handle it and I’d get her to the hospital but she’s evidently taken a whole bottle. There was a lot of Darvocet in the bottle and I don’t know how many she took, but she’s claiming she took a lot.”
“And it was intentional?” the emergency operator asked. “Yes,” the caller said.

Cape Coral Hospital spokeswoman Karen Krieger confirmed that McCready was being treated in the emergency department. “She’s in good condition,” Krieger said.
A statement from McCready’s publicist Tuesday morning said a diagnosis “has not yet been confirmed.”

“The family asks for your respect of their privacy and appreciates your thoughts and prayers at this time,” McCready publicist Kat Atwood said in a written statement.

Posted Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 at 6:18pm
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