As we reported earlier, country singer Mindy McCready was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning from her mother’s home in Fort Meyers, FL. Early reports suggested McCready may have overdosed on prescription medications. McCready has previously allegedly attempted suicide multiple times.
McCready’s rep reportedly told TMZ.com that his client did not overdose on anything, but just had a bad reaction to a medication. According to Young, McCready’s mother “overreacted” when the singer told her she wasn’t feeling well after taking Darvocet for pain from a broken toe.
“She’s totally coherent,” Young said. “She can’t believe her mom did this.” Young also implied that McCready’s mother may have called 911 as a power play in a custody dispute over the singer’s son. The two are currently embroiled in a custody battle over the boy.
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.
McCready’s lawyer has hit Vivid Entertainment with a cease and desist letter demanding they “destroy” any copies of the tape in their possession. “We can confirm that any illegally- obtained property, and/or fabricated footage, and the release thereof, will be dealt with swiftly following proper legal procedure,” McCready’s lawyer said in a press statement Tuesday.
So far, Vivid Entertainment has no plans to cease and desist putting out Mindy McCready, Baseball Mistress for all the world to see as scheduled.