Country singer Mindy McCready is 'good' after overdose scare, mom says

4:44 PM, May 25, 2010   |    comments
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CAPE CORAL, Florida -- Country singer and Florida native Mindy McCready is awake and talking in her hospital room, her mom said this afternoon.

An ambulance took McCready to Cape Coral Hospital today after mother Gayle Inge called 911 and reported a possible drug overdose at her North Fort Myers home. Inge said she found her daughter sitting at the computer at 9:30 a.m., barely able to communicate.

"She was completely out of it, in and out," Inge said. "I just jumped the gun and called 911. I was worried."

McCready, 34, broke her toe late Saturday night while the family was singing and hanging out, Inge said. Inge gave her two Darvocet painkiller pills and left the nearly full bottle.

This morning, Inge found the empty bottle, she said. She said she's not sure if McCready took any of those remaining pills or if her boyfriend, David, did. But McCready's behavior today suggests she took at least a few more of the pills, Inge said.

McCready is listed in "good" condition at Cape Coral Hospital, said Lee Memorial Health System spokeswoman Karen Krieger.

Inge confirmed that.

"She's doing good," she says. "She's good."

She added that her daughter could be released today.

Lee County sheriff's deputies responded to Inge's Sandburg Drive house at about 10:30 this morning. They were called to the residence because of a possible overdose.

McCready surfaced in 1996 with No. 1 hit, "Guys Do It All The Time," and a double-platinum album, "Ten Thousand Angels."

In recent years, she is better known for a tabloid life of domestic abuse, drug and DUI arrests, and suicide attempts. She was recently on the VH1 reality show "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew."

The Associated Press and the Fort Myers News-Press

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