Country singer Mindy McCready committed suicide this afternoon in Arkansas. MyFox8 and E! News says that Mindy shot herself to death in Heber Springs, Arkansas. Mindy was recently committed to a treatment facility for alcohol abuse and mental health issues. Mindy checked two days after she checked in. Mindy was only 37.
A member of Mindy's family confirmed the sad news to Fox 17 in Nashville. Mindy has been in a bad way for a while. Just a month ago, Mindy's boyfriend David Wilson and the father of her 9-month-old son Zayne shot himself to death. David's family threw a side-eye at Mindy, because they think she had something to do with his death and she denied it over and over again. Mindy was on Celebrity Rehab and tried to dry out several times. She also tried to commit suicide a couple of times before.
When Mindy was committed, her two sons, Zayne and 6-year-old Zander, were taken from her home and put into foster care.
I blame it all on Roger Clemens. Mindy started a 10-year-long affair with Roger when she was just 15 years old. Mindy's life did the slow wall slide after that. I know that Mindy's life was a Lifetime movie and a sad country song, but I really thought that maybe just maybe Mindy would kick all her demons (as they say) and have a comeback.
And I just want to close my ears to everything Dr. Drew will say about this.
Rest in peace, Mindy McCready.
UPDATE: And here's ten more dollops of sadness. Mindy also shot her dog friend too. Rest in peace, Doggy McCready.
The "personal life" section of Mindy McCready's Wikipedia page reads like the plots of ten Lifetime movies. If you took the most fucked up parts of Britney Spears' breakdown and the most fucked up parts of Lindsay Lohan's life and mashed them together, you'd have Mindy McCready's life. Mindy's ex-boyfriend tried to choke her to death, she's tried to kill herself several times (including once when she was pregnant), she's overdosed at least three times that we know of, she's been on Celebrity Rehab, she kidnapped her son during a custody battle and the father of her second child died of a gunshot wound last month. Mindy says that her boyfriend David Wilson shot himself, but there's a rumor that the police aren't sure and are investing her over his death. Mindy denied that she killed him and here we are now...
E! News says that Mindy's family went to court yesterday and asked a judge to commit her to a treatment facility for alcohol abuse and mental health issues. The judge did commit Mindy for 21 days and the Department of Human Services took her two young sons, 6-year-old Zander and 9-month-old Zayne, out of her home in Arkansas. During the hearing, Mindy admitted that she dealt with David's death by drowning her sorrows in the sweet nectar a little too much. A source told E!, "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."
On Monday, I cursed out Time Warner, cursed out my Tivo and cursed my life when RuPaul's Drag Race didn't record, but I need to stop. It could always be a billion times worse. I could have Mindy McCready's life. Mindy McCready used to sing country songs (I think) and now she is the most depressing country song ever. Dean Cain, stop what you're doing, grab your Wilson's leather jacket and your black turtleneck and come and get Mindy!
In continuing today's theme of messes being messes, Mindy McCready's 5-year-old son Zander was taken into custody in Heber Springs, Arkansas last night after she snatched him from her father's house in Florida a few days ago. Mindy's mother is Zander's court-appointed guardian and so she can't just take him across state lines anytime she wants. Mindy told the media on Wednesday that she couldn't steal what "belongs" to her and that everybody needs to chill their asses on an ice cube, because her son was safe with her. The authorities in Florida gave Mindy until Thursday to return him, but she said that wasn't going to happen since she's knocked up with twins and can't travel. So the authorities came to her instead!
WZVN says that the police entered Mindy's home in Arkansas last night and searched everywhere for her and Zander. They eventually found Mindy and Zander hiding in a closet. Zander is now on his way back to Florida and will most likely move back into Mindy's mom's house. The authorities didn't say whether or not Mindy would face charges for not returning her son.
Mindy McCready is what you see when you stare deep into the crystal meth ball and say, "Show me Lindsay Lohan's future if she doesn't cut the White Oprah from her life." So when she does messy shit like this, we all sort of shrug. But what really gets me is that Mindy hid in the closet thinking she wouldn't be found. Yes, because trained police officers would never look in the closet. They'd just mosey the hell on in, look under the rug once, shrug and then say, "Aw well! Ain't no Mindy hurr, let's get omelets." It's like on Cops when people hide behind potted plants and shit. I guess when you smoke meth too much, the first thing to go is your hide-and-seek skills.