Sadly the only time Mindy McCready makes headlines these days is because of more unfortunate news.
Her troubled life further unraveled after the Jan. 13 death of her boyfriend David Wilson, who was the father of her youngest son Zayne.
In an E! News article dated Wednesday, Feb. 6, it was reported that McCready’s two children were taken taken from her by the Department of Human Services yesterday. Subsequently, her sons are in DHS custody, according to McCready’s attorney Eric Hughes.
Zander 6, and 9 month old Zayne were removed from McCready’s home in Heber Springs, Arkansas.
A source that spoke to E! earlier in the day said, "They just came and got the kids a couple of hours ago. 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. She is in a bad state right now, depressed and unhappy. It is not good."
Zander and Zayne were taken into DHS custody just a little over a week after McCready denied having any involvement with Wilson’s passing.
In a PEOPLE.Com article dated, Thursday, Feb. 7 it was confirmed that McCready, 37 was ordered to be committed to a treatment facility following an emergency hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 6. The former country singer admitted to drinking too much alcohol while grieving over Wilson’s death. The facility is to help her cope with mental health and alcohol issues.
"As you can imagine, the tragedy of David Wilson's death has been devastating and crippling to Mindy and her entire family. We can confirm Mindy was admitted to an in-patient facility yesterday," McCready's rep tells PEOPLE.
“While taking appropriate and much needed time to grieve, her sons have been placed in foster homes where they are comfortable and cared for. We have no further statement at this time. Thank you for your patience, understanding and sensitivity,” the rep continued.
Billy McKnight, McCready’s former boyfriend and father of her oldest son Zander told PEOPLE the current situation is “devastating.” McKnight has been no stranger to run-ins with the law himself, but says that he has overcome his own demons, and is in a good place. He wants sole custody of Zander, and insists that he can provide for him.
McKnight, 46, says he has changed his life for the better.
"I've been sober for years," he told PEOPLE.
"All those problems ended when Mindy and I split up. I have been doing everything right. I'm gainfully employed, doing well in my career. I am clean. I live in a gated community. I can provide for Zander and give him stability,” McKnight continued.
McKnight has secured a lawyer and is on his way to Arkansas.
"I'm going to fight for my son," he said.
"I can't even talk to him and ask him how he's doing, because the Arkansas courts took Mindy's word that I was dangerous. It's time for me to fight for Zander's best interest. I want my son back,” continued McKnight.
The details surrounding David Wilson’s death remains under investigation. Though the first reports said it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound that took his life, police have not yet confirmed suicide as the cause of death. (A source in the Sheriff's office shared with PEOPLE that investigators are awaiting autopsy, ballistic and toxicology reports to determine how, exactly, Wilson died).
McCready has not been named nor cleared as a suspect in the case.
At this time, all anyone knows for sure is that she needs help, and she is currently getting it. She could be in the treatment facility for up to 21 days.