Published February 08, 2013
Mindy McCready’s father has had her committed to a treatment facility, and she is being ordered to stay there for at least three weeks, according to documents obtained by E! News.
The singer’s two children were taken out of her care Wednesday by the Department of Human Services, E! reported.
In a petition filed by her father, Tim McCready, and approved by a judge, the singer is accused of not caring for her children and substance abuse.
"Since boyfriend (David Wilson) shot himself she has been in bed for 3 wks," wrote her father. "Sleeps all day. Drinks all night and is taking Rx drugs. Not bathing or even helping take care of her 2 children."
Tim McCready goes on to say his daughter tried to hit him and "screams about everything"
“[She] is not making any sense of [any] conversations with anyone. Very verbally abusive to Zander (6) son."
In the approval of her father’s petition, the judge wrote the country singer may be suicidal.
"There is cause to find there is clear and convincing evidence that Respondent is in imminent danger of harm to herself or others, suicidal or gravely disabled."
According to E!, one week earlier Billy McKnight, who was previously married to McCready, filed similar court documents expressing concerns over McCready’s ability to care for her children. McKnight requested full-custody of their son, Zander.
McKnight also requested that a social worker monitor McCready’s care of her children.
Now, her mental-health and possible substance-abuse will be evaluated at an unnamed facility.
The filings note McCready previously received treatment at Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute in Nashville.
In January, McCready’s boyfriend, Wilson, died. Wilson is the father of McCready’s 9-month-old son, Zayne.
McCready, 37, found fame in the mid-1990s when she moved to Nashville at the age of 18, armed with only her karaoke tapes. Her first album, "Ten Thousand Angels," sold two million copies.
Her next four albums weren't as successful. Her personal troubles began encroaching on her professional success. According to her website, she suffers from severe depression.