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Singer released after apparent suicide attempt

Fiance says she took unidentified substances, drank alcohol
/ Source: The Associated Press

Mindy McCready has been released from a Florida hospital, four days after an apparent suicide attempt, authorities said.

McCready, 28, was released Tuesday. The country singer was found unconscious Friday in the lobby of the Holiday Inn Harborside in Indian Rocks Beach, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

William McKnight, who was with her and described himself as McCready’s fiance, told investigators that she had taken large amounts of two unidentified substances, consumed a lot of alcohol and left a four-page suicide note.

“No criminal charges are anticipated against McCready or McKnight, and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will be taking no further action in this matter,” said a press release on the Web site of the sheriff’s office.

McKnight, 39, was charged in Nashville with attempted criminal homicide and aggravated burglary after he allegedly beat McCready at her home in May. He posted $130,000 bail last month.

After the attack, the singer went on nationwide TV shows to speak out against domestic violence.

A few days before the attack, McCready — who had a hit in 1996 with “Guys Do It All the Time” — was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license.

Last year, she pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining the painkiller OxyContin at a suburban pharmacy and was fined $4,000, sentenced to three years of supervised probation and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service.