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Country singer McCready to spend night at Cape Hospital

By Staff | May 25, 2010

Country music singer Mindy McCready is spending the night at Cape Coral Hospital after being admitted Tuesday morning for a reported apparent drug overdose.
Early reports indicate that McCready’s mother dialed 911 after her daughter ingested too many prescription pain pills, but officials representing McCready say a diagnosis has yet to be confirmed.
Lee Memorial Health System spokesperson Karen Krieger said McCready was initially treated in Cape Coral Hospital’s Emergency Department, and Krieger verified her in-patient status shortly before 5 p.m. She could not say how long her admission would last.
Gayle Inge, McCready’s mother, spent most of the day with her daughter at the hospital but was unavailable for comment.
Deputies from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office first responded to an emergency call at the Inge’s residence on Sandburg Drive in North Fort Myers at 10:38 a.m. A spokesperson from the Sheriff’s Office said the call was in relation to a suspected drug overdose.
Kat Atwood, McCready’s publicist through Music City News Media and Marketing, said she is in direct contact with McCready, her family and attorney, and said no diagnosis has yet been confirmed.
“No diagnosis has been confirmed yet from the doctor,” she said. “She is awake and is talking, but I have no information as to any other diagnosis that she was hospitalized for.”
Brent Young, a publicist claiming to represent McCready, indicated she had broken her toe two days earlier and that her mother had given her a number of Darvocet pills, a narcotic painkiller.
According to Atwood, Young isn’t affiliated with the McCready family or with Music City News Media and Marketing.
Atwood added that her media company was attempting to reach Young Tuesday afternoon, and she could not confirm or deny that Darvocet was the source of her hospitalization, or if the call to sheriff deputies was a result of an overreaction by her mother.
Krieger said McCready was listed in good condition all day Tuesday, and Atwood said she doesn’t know what day McCready will be released.
Tony Schall, spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office, said responding deputies took no action, meaning no incident report was filed as of Tuesday afternoon and that McCready is now under the care of her family.
McCready, a local country music singer, has garnered national headlines after a reported affair with pitcher Roger Clemens, an alleged sex tape leaked to the public, and a recent appearance on VH1’s “Celebrity Rehab” with Dr. Drew to deal with substance abuse issues.
In 2007, McCready was arrested in Lee County for battery and resisting an officer, according to a police report from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. Formal charges weren’t filed for the domestic battery, according to court records from the Lee County Clerk of Courts, but she was adjudicated guilty on the charge of resisting an officer.
Neighbors of the McCready’s on Sandburg Drive had no information on her hospitalization.