If Mindy McCready's life was a country song, it would be one of the saddest of all time, and that's saying something. The troubled star was released Thursday from a treatment center and placed in a 21-day outpatient program, where she had been involuntarily committed after family members grew concerned over her mental stability following the death of her boyfriend, David Wilson on January 13. McCready has a nine-month-old son with Wilson, whose death is still under investigation after initial reports it appeared to be suicide.
E! online reports a source told them "She was released because they think she is mentally stable enough, and she was tested for drugs and alcohol and everything came up fine. One of the reasons they released her is she didn't have any symptoms of what an alcoholic would have. There were no signs she had a problem to the doctor."
Tabloids have been buzzing about the possibility McCready was involved in Wilson's death and is being investigated by police, adding to the star's strain of losing her boyfriend and son's father as the latest setback in her tumultuous life. McCready already has enough trouble brewing with a long-term history of custody battles and abduction charges related to her older son with her ex-husband, including taking her son from his grandmother and legal guardian, till police tracked her down, hiding in Wilson's closet.
Throw in multiple suicide attempts, a claim to have started an affair with baseball player Roger Clemens when she was 15, a sex tape, multiple arrests for prescription drug fraud and parole violations, and a stint on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew"... and McCready is a one-woman tabloid, without the usual tabloid lies and embellishments.
Look up "hot mess" in a dictionary and you'll see her picture. Even Courtney Love has less drama in her life, and that's really saying something.