Country music singer Mindy McCready was rushed to the hospital Tuesday morning in Fort Meyers, Florida. Details are still sketchy, but early reportsÂ suggest a possible drug overdose. McCready has allegedly attempted to commit suicide multiple times in the past.
Emergency personnel were reportedly called to the home of McCready’s mother around 10:45 AM on Tuesday. AccordingÂ to WINKNews.com,Â McCready’s mother saidÂ the former country music star was alert and talking when the fire department arrived on scene. McCready wasÂ transported by ambulance to Cape Coral Hospital. Her condition is currently unknown.
Mindy McCready was previously hospitalized in December of 2008 after an alleged suicide attempt. According to police reports, McCready’s brother said she took pills after a drunken night out and slashed her wrists open.
McCready also allegedly attempted to kill herself in July of 2005 after her ex-boyfriend, Billy McKnight, was arrested for attempted murder after beating and choking her. McCready once again allegedly attempted to commit suicide that September by overdosing on antidepressants while pregnant with McKnight’s child.
McCready, who has also appeared on Celebrity Rehab, has recently been embroiled in a battle with porn distributor Vivid Entertainment over a sex tape video allegedly featuring her and a boyfriend. On the tape, McCready reportedly discusses an alleged affair with Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens.