homepage logo

Mother: McCready ‘really sick’

By Staff | May 26, 2010

Cape Coral Hospital officials said Wednesday morning that Mindy McCready is no longer listed in the hospital’s directory, but according to her mother Gayle Inge, McCready is not only an in-patient but she is very sick.
McCready, a platinum selling country music artist, was rushed to Cape Coral Hospital at 10:38 a.m. Tuesday morning after her mother made a panicked 911 call. She was listed in good condition on Tuesday and was admitted overnight in the late afternoon, according to hospital officials.
Hospital officials said she is no longer in the directory, but Inge said she is still a patient.
“She is not in the directory, but she is still in the hospital,” said Inge. “I only can tell you that Mindy is really sick.”
Inge dialed 911 early Tuesday morning after McCready, 34, came in and out of consciousness. She told dispatchers that her daughter was breathing normally but said McCready was experiencing an apparent drug overdose.
“I know she took Darvocet and she said something about a muscle relaxer but I don’t see that anywhere,” said Inge in the 911 call. “There was a lot of Darvocet in that bottle. I didn’t realize how many pills she took.”
Although Inge first believed McCready had overdosed on Darvocet, a narcotic painkiller, after reportedly breaking her toe two days earlier, her mother now says she was mistaken.
“I said that myself because I thought the bottle was empty,” she said. “That (Darvocet) wasn’t found in her system.”
Inge said her daughter will remain in the hospital for a few days longer and she is planning to address the media on McCready’s condition.
“There is a diagnosis at this point,” she said.
McCready was reportedly in Lee County attending a legal hearing for the custody of her child, who is currently under the care of Inge.