Amber Portwood Suicide Attempt: Overdose, Gary Shirley Cheating to Blame?

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Teen Mom star Amber Portwood was hospitalized Tuesday morning in her hometown of Anderson, Ind., after apparently threatening to take her own life.

The severity of her meltdown, as well as what directly caused it, remains unclear at this time, though several unconfirmed reports have surfaced.

Star reports that Portwood admitted taking pills yesterday, and that paramedics arrived to find her near-unconscious with a rope around her neck.

Poor Amber

However, according to the police report in the case, Portwood did not appear to be injured. She was in fact hospitalized for evaluation, however.

Amber's on again/off again boyfriend, Gary Shirley, raised speculation about the MTV star's motive in the apparent suicide attempt by Tweeting:

"Never cheated on Amber. She may have thought that I did, but I haven't. I will always love and respect her, even if we aren't together."

Whatever happened, it's almost par for the course for Amber.

The reality star, who can be seen on Teen Mom Season 3 starting next month, has been through hell and back in the past couple of years.

Just a week ago, Portwood pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges and lost custody of Leah, her 2-year-old daughter with Shirley.

Police investigated the 20-year-old after her attacks on Gary were chronicled on MTV. Domestic violence in front of a child is a felony in Indiana.

MTV released a statement saying: "Our understanding is that Amber has been admitted to a local hospital but we have not been able to confirm the accuracy of any reports being circulated and are waiting for further details."

According to reports, Portwood is still being held in the hospital.

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