Country Star Mindy McCready Survives Second Suicide Attempt

Published: 2005-09-29
Country singer Mindy McCready was taken to hospital late last week after overdosing on antidepressants in an apparent suicide attempt, just two weeks after being released from jail. McCready, who is pregnant, took approximately 30 antidepressant pills after becoming involved in a heated phone argument with her boyfriend, fellow country singer William McKnight, who is also the father of her unborn child. McKnight called emergency services after receiving no answer when trying to call McCready back.

This is the second such attempt in three months for McCready, who was found unconscious in a hotel in Fort Myers, FL in July after another attempted overdose. The Nashville star has had a troubled year, to say the least. The aforementioned McKnight was charged with attempted murder earlier this year after breaking into McCready's home and physically assaulting her. McCready, 29, has also been charged with identity theft, hindering prosecution, driving under the influence and illegally obtaining prescription drugs in the past couple of years alone.

McCready became a Nashville sensation with her 1996 No. 1 hit, "Guys Do It All The Time". Bizarrely, McCready's latest single, released around the time of her first suicide attempt, is a duet with McKnight, entitled "Sweeter".

Writer: Neil McDonald



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