The father of Mindy McCready filed a petition with the courts this week asking for his daughter to be involuntarily admitted to an inpatient facility due to her recent downward spiral after the death of her boyfriend, record producer David Wilson. Wilson died on January 13 of a gunshot wound to the face and though an investigation is ongoing, the death was initially ruled a suicide.
McCready has reportedly been staying up all night drinking, taking prescription drugs and sleeping all day. According to her father she is also verbally abusive toward her six year old son Zander, who has been taken into custody by the Department of Human Services along with his 9 month old half brother Zayne. It has been reported that Mindy was admitted on Wednesday evening for alcohol and mental health issues.
McCready began performing country music in 1995, and quickly rose to the top of the charts. After suffering abuse at the hands of ex boyfriend and former drug addict Billy McKnight, McCready began a series of drug overdoses and attempted suicides that landed her in hospitals and treatment facilities between 2005 and 2010. She appeared on the third season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. McCready’s most recent struggles remind us of the potential effects of a tragedy on someone who struggles with substance abuse. It’s important to seek treatment for emotional and psychological trauma rather than turning to drugs and alcohol.
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