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Report: 'Teen Mom' Amber hospitalized for possible suicide attempt

Madison County Sheriff Dept. / Today

"Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood was rushed to a hospital in her home state of Indiana after a suicide attempt, police confirmed after Star magazine's exclusive report via Radar Online.

"Late this morning (11:34 a.m.), Anderson Police responded to a call at a residence. ... According to the caller, 21-year-old Amber L. Portwood was depressed and threatening to end her life," the police report stated.

MTV said in a statement to TODAY.com, "Our understanding is that Amber has been admitted to a local hospital but we have not been able to confirm the accuracy of any reports being circulated and are waiting for further details. Our thoughts are with her and we hope to hear more soon."

According to the Star report, Portwood's ex-fiance, Gary Shirley, became concerned about the 21-year-old mother of his child after a phone call and asked his mom to check on her. The police report states that a "relative" called police to have someone check on her.

A source told the magazine about the scene that greeted emergency workers: "When two EMT workers arrived, they removed the rope that Amber had loosely knotted around her neck," the source revealed. "They tried speaking with her, but she was in and out of consciousness and couldn't respond. She was just moaning. They gave her an oxygen mask, put her on a gurney and rushed her to the hospital."

Portwood also admitted at the hospital that she had taken pills, a source told Star. According to multiple online reports, the 21-year-old is still at the hospital.

On Tuesday, minutes before police responded to the call from Portwood's home, Shirley tweeted that he had "never cheated on Amber.. She may have thought I did, but haven't. I will always love and respect her even if we aren't together." Right after that, he explained "due to recent events, it was best that Amber delete her Twitter.. Appreciate all those who continue to support."

Last Thursday, Portwood pled guilty to two counts of felony domestic battery for repeatedly punching and kicking Shirley, who is the father of her daughter, Leah. The violence was captured and aired by MTV during season two of the docuseries. A judge suspended her two-year sentence, but put her on two years of probation.

In May, Portwood lost custody of Leah after a judge ruled that Shirley was a more suitable parent, but not because she was an unfit mother. Child Protective Services recommended Shirley get full custody because of recent vandalism to Portwood's home and vehicle, and because the agency was worried about her living conditions.

Season three of "Teen Mom" premieres on July 5.

All four of the original stars of the docuseries are back for the new season, but is it time to stop filming them? At least Portwood? Tell us what you think on our Facebook page.

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