Country singer Mindy McCready was in stable condition in a hospital Thursday after police said she cut her wrists and took several pills in an apparent suicide attempt.
A Nashville police report said McCready’s brother discovered the singer in her bloody bed several hours after she returned Wednesday morning from a night out. Timothy McCready told police his sister had been “very intoxicated”.
Centennial Medical Center spokeswoman Jenny Barker said Thursday that McCready, who was hospitalized Wednesday, remained in stable condition.
McCready attorney Lee Ofman said he did not have details about the situation and her publicist did not immediately return a phone message Thursday.
McCready, 33, has had one No. 1 hit, “Guys Do It All the Time”, in 1996. She has struggled in recent years with legal and personal problems that included previous suicide attempts.
According to the police report, McCready called her mother and told her “she had seen her angel baby.” The report did not explain the reference, but it was enough to prompt the mother to call Timothy McCready, 29, who lives with his sister, to check on her.
He told police he found her stumbling in the kitchen but apparently OK. She went back to her room and he went back to his. He went to check on her again after he woke up later that morning and found she had cut her wrists and taken the pills.
“Malinda was not very alert and her bed had blood on it,” the report states, using McCready’s given first name.
In October, the 33-year-old was released from jail in Tennessee after serving about 30 days for violating probation on a 2004 drug charge. She only had to serve about half of her 60-day sentence because of credits she received for good behavior and doing janitorial work in the jail, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department said.
The country singer has also made headlines because of her relationship with former baseball star Roger Clemens.
According to an interview broadcast in November by the syndicated show “Inside Edition,” McCready claimed she broke off her relationship with Clemens when he wouldn’t marry her.
McCready, however, was quoted the same day on the Web site of the New York Daily News as saying she didn’t want to marry Clemens.
McCready told “Inside Edition” she met Clemens when she was 16, not 15, as reported by the New York Daily News last April. She told the news magazine they met in a karaoke bar, that her relationship with the pitcher didn’t turn sexual until several years later and the relationship lasted for a decade.
“Carrying on a relationship with him is not something I’m proud of,” she said, according to a partial transcript released by the show. “Roger Clemens is one of the most wonderful men I’ve ever known. ... He treated me like a princess.”
Clemens in May denied having an affair with a 15-year-old but didn’t specifically address whether he had a romance with McCready.