Fallen country singer Mindy McCready has been court ordered to enter a treatment facility for a mental health and alcohol abuse evaluation. Radar Online reported on Thursday, Feb. 7 that a judge had handed down the court-ordered evaluation following the removal of the singer's two children from her care on Wednesday.
Mindy McCready, 37, has a long, and public past with mental health, and substance abuse issues since the 90s. McCready's latest downward spiral has come into play since the mysterious death of her boyfriend David Wilson.
“Family members sought to have Mindy committed to a mental-health facility and there was an emergency hearing today,” a source told E!. “They just got out of court a little while ago and the judge committed her for up to 21 days.”
As previously reported by Examiner, Mindy McCready's boyfriend David Wilson, died at the age of 34 from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. MSN reported on Tuesday, Jan. 15 that Wilson's death was confirmed by Mindy McCready in a media released statement on Monday, Jan. 14.
“Today, we mourn the loss of my life partner and my children’s father, David Wilson. David was my soul mate; he was a caregiver and guiding hand to our sons, Zander and Zayne. He was a precious gift from God to all of us and, yesterday, he returned home and is now with his mother and father. David loved and he was loved. Those who knew and loved him will miss him; those who did not know David missed the opportunity to know a truly loving and gifted man.”
In a recent interview the "Today" show, McCready denied she fatally shot Wilson.
Asked if she pulled the trigger on Wilson in their Heber Springs, Arkansas home, Mindy responded, “Oh, my God, no. He was my life. We were each others’ life.”
He “didn’t just touch my heart, he touched my soul — he was my soulmate,” McCready said of Wilson, who fathered her 9-month-old son Zane.
McCready said she’s unsure if Wilson killed himself or was murdered, adding she thinks the investigation in the case has turned into a “witch hunt.”
E! News cites a second as saying that McCready admitted during Wednesday’s court hearing that she had “indulged in too much alcohol because she was still mourning David’s passing.”
To date, Mindy McCready has not been named a suspect in his death, but the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Department states that Wilson's death remains currently under investigation, and that forensic tests will soon reveal to investigators whether it was a suicide or murder.