Mindy McCready admitted to inpatient facility, sons placed in foster care

Feb. 7, 2013 at 4:56 PM ET

Troubled country-music star Mindy McCready, who recently denied on TODAY that she shot her boyfriend David Wilson, was admitted to an inpatient facility Wednesday, her publicist Kat Atwood confirms. 

"The tragedy of David Wilson's death has been devastating and crippling to Mindy and her entire family," Atwood wrote in a statement. "We can confirm Mindy was admitted to an inpatient facility (Wednesday) evening."

Atwood did not specify the exact cause for McCready's admission to the facility.

McCready has one son with Wilson, 9-month old Zane. She also has a 6-year-old son, Zander, with singer Billy McKnight. McCready's rep confirms that Zane and Zander are now in foster homes, following their mom's admission to the facility. They are "comfortable and cared for," Atwood wrote.

When McCready spoke to TODAY for an interview that aired Jan. 29, she spoke out about the circumstances of her boyfriend's death. Wilson died Jan. 13 of a gunshot wound.

"I have never gone through anything this painful," she said in an interview from her home in Little Rock, Ark. "He didn't just touch my heart, he touched my soul. He was my soulmate." When asked directly if she shot Wilson, she was adamant in her denial. "Oh my God no," she said. "He was my life. We were each other's life."

Authorities are still investigating Wilson's death; McCready is not a suspect. Tests that will determine whether it was a suicide or murder are due back in a few weeks.

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