Celebrity Rehab’s Dr. Drew Pinsky is speaking out about Country Star Mindy McCready‘s alleged overdose of amphetamines.
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RadarOnline.com first reported that Gayle McCready Inge, Mindy’s mom, says the 34-year-old took about 25 pills that are used to treat OCD, and that she tried to take her own life.
Mindy, who’s trying to make a comeback and regain custody of her 4-year-old, still keeps in contact with Dr. Drew even though the VH-1 show wrapped in December 2009.
The board certified doc tells us, “I have been in touch with Mindy. I don’t see this as related to her addiction per se,” Dr. Drew tells RadarOnline.com. Mindy remains hospitalized in Florida, and her mother Gayle says “she will be hospitalized for maybe a week, but at least three more days.”
Dr. Drew would not elaborate on how the overdose is not related to Mindy’s addiction.
Mindy was a popular cast member of Celebrity Rehab 3, and had been doing very well with her sobriety, Dr, Drew told RadarOnline.com. “I have kept in contact with Mindy, and she has been doing very well. Her mother Gayle is with her at the hospital, and she is being very supportive of Mindy. I think they are acting appropriately in dealing with this current situation.”
Mindy’s publicist released a statement saying “We have not been given information to confirm the reports of an overdose or attempted suicide.
It should be noted that the relationship between Mindy and her mother, Gayle, is volatile and unhealthy. They are currently in the midst of a custody battle for the guardianship of Mindy’s son.”
Mindy was staying with her mom when the incident happened Tuesday morning in Fort Myers, Florida. She had been there for a week visiting her son Zander and trying to get the Florida courts to re-open her custody case. Zander has been under the guardianship of Mindy’s mom for three years. Mindy claims she’s ready to have custody again and that Zander is her number one priority now.
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