I grew up listening to Mindy McCready...so sad for her family tonight. Many prayers are going out to them...— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) February 18, 2013
The world is mourning the loss of country singer and Celebrity Rehab alum Mindy McCready today. Details are still emerging, but McCready’s death by apparent suicide has shocked and saddened those who knew her in the music world and who worked with her in her drug treatment and recovery. Dr. Drew Pinsky, who treated McCready, said in a statement that she had been “devastated” by the recent suicide of her boyfriend, David Wilson. “Although she was fearful of stigma and ridicule she agreed with me that she needed to make her health and safety a priority. Unfortunately it seems that Mindy did not sustain her treatment.”
Dr. Drew’s complete statement regarding McCready’s death is below:
I am deeply saddened by this awful news. My heart goes out to Mindy’s family and children. She is a lovely woman who will be missed by many. Although I have not treated her for few years, I had reached out to her recently upon hearing about the apparent suicide of her boyfriend and father of her younger children. She was devastated. Although she was fearful of stigma and ridicule she agreed with me that she needed to make her health and safety a priority. Unfortunately it seems that Mindy did not sustain her treatment.
Mental health issues can be life threatening and need to be treated with the same intensity and resources as any other dangerous potentially life threatening medical condition. Treatment is effective. If someone you know is suffering please be sure he or she gets help and maintains treatment.
We also found several other Twitter tributes to the country star from her co-stars and peers in the music industry who have all been affected by her passing. Our thoughts are with her two sons and the rest of her family.
Please keep Mindy McCready's family in your thoughts and prayers— Lorrie Morgan (@MorganLorrie) February 18, 2013
ahhh man. Mindy McCready died?— Questo of The Roots (@questlove) February 18, 2013
My heart is breaking. Rest in Peace dear friend. #MindyMcCreadyI think I'm in shock. Prayers to her family.— Mackenzie Phillips (@MackPhillips) February 18, 2013
My heart goes out to Mindy McCready's family.I knew her well.It's a horribly tragedy.May peace be with her son's.— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) February 18, 2013
Really really sad to learn the news about Mindy McCready.I will pray for her children and I hope that people are gentle with her memory— Chely Wright (@chelywright) February 18, 2013
Too much tragedy to overcome.R.I.P Mindy McCready.— Natalie Maines (@1NatalieMaines) February 18, 2013
My thoughts & Prayers go out to Mindy McCreadys family & friends! This news is devastating! May your soul now rest in peace!— Jennifer Gimenez (@JenniferGimenez) February 18, 2013
I listened admiringly to Mindy McCready growing up. May she finally be at peace and lend her beautiful voice to heaven's #tenthousandangels— Clay Aiken (@clayaiken) February 18, 2013
My heart is breaking hearing of the loss of Mindy McCready. Pray for her 2 precious little boys...may God's peace & protection be on them!— Hillary Scott (@HillaryScottLA) February 18, 2013
Just heard about Mindy McCready. My thoughts and prayers are with her 2 boys and her family.— Jason_Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) February 18, 2013
Mindy McCready I will always remember you as the sweet,beautiful and talented young lady you were when I met you all those years agoSo sad.— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) February 18, 2013
Very sad to hear about Mindy McCready. When I was in Lonestar she was our label mate and we were friends. A tragic end to a talented life.— John Rich (@johnrich) February 18, 2013