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Troubled country star Mindy McCready was hospitalized on Tuesday with a "mystery ailment," but a source very close to the 34-year-old singer says her troubles are no secret.
McCready's mom reportedly told RadarOnline.com that her daughter -- who recently swore after years of battling drugs that she was clean on the VH1 reality series Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew -- attempted to kill herself by taking a large dose of prescription pills.
“Mindy told the 911 people that she absolutely didn’t care if she lost her life," she is quoted as saying.
But a rep for the singer tells UsMagazine.com: "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."
Also speaking up about the medical crisis is McCready's brother Josh, who says the whole situation has been blown out of proportion: "She is fine and back at home with my mother," he said in an e-mail to the Associated Press Tuesday. "It was by far over a huge exaggeration."
McCready has a history with depression and reportedly attempted to slit her wrists in 2008. That same year, the singer spent 30 days in jail for violating probation on a 2004 drug charge; she later entered rehab.
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