Mindy McCready Committed to Treatment Facility, Mental-Health Evaluation, Source Says

Family members sought emergency hearing to make country singer get help in wake of boyfriend's death, losing custody of her kids

By Natalie Finn, Senta Scarborough Feb 07, 2013 5:27 AMTags
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Mindy McCready is getting the help her family thinks she needs tonight.

After her two children were removed from her care by family services today, a judge ordered that the country singer be committed to a to a treatment facility for a mental-health and alcohol-abuse evaluation, sources exclusively confirm to E! News.

"Family members sought to have Mindy committed to a mental-health facility and there was an emergency hearing today," says a source. "They just got out of court a little while ago and the judge committed her for up to 21 days."

According to a second source, McCready admitted during the hearing that she had "indulged in too much alcohol because she was still mourning David's passing."

"David's death has truly been a struggle for her," the insider added.

The singer's boyfriend, David Wilson, died of what was reported to police as a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Jan. 13. McCready denied in an interview with NBC News that she had anything to do with his death.

Meanwhile, the investigation into Wilson's death remains open while authorities await autopsy results.

E! News was first to report that the Department of Human Services had removed sons Zander, 6, and Zayne, 9 months, from McCready's Arkansas home earlier today, a source telling us, "Mindy needs to get help and we all care and love her and we want her to get the right help so she can move on."