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Mindy McCready tried to commit suicide, mom says

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We said yesterday that Mindy McCready was in a Cape Coral hospital, and that her PR guy said it was an allergic reaction to painkillers, and that we'd take him at his word. Well, now her mom is saying it was a suicide attempt all right. Color us completely unsurprised.

Gayle McCready Inge told RadarOnline that she initially covered up Tuesday's admission to the hospital, but now she wants to tell the truth. She noted Mindy overdosed on an amphetamine used to treat a compulsive disorder.

“I asked Mindy how many pills did you take,” Inge told the site. “She said maybe 25. I said that’s it, and that’s when I called 911. Mindy told the 911 people that she absolutely didn’t care if she lost her life. My daughter is very, very sick.”

We know, Gayle, we saw Celebrity Rehab. This story still conflicts with Mindy's attorney's line that it was from pain relievers, but we'll probably know more when she's out of the hospital. We do know she's mad at mom Gayle, who is caretaker of Mindy's 4-year-old son, Zander, so goodness only knows who's right. Probably none of them are.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 10:45am]

    

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