Mindy McCready Says Son Stops Her From Offing Herself

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Mindy McCready is an odd one. In her latest eye-opening public statement, she said that her son Zander is really the only thing stopping her from offing herself.

In an interview with ABC's 20/20, McCready said the boy "saved my life."

"Every time I wanted to let go and give in, I remember what he did for me," said McCready, who has attempted suicide at least once. "He is my little angel."

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McCready's previous efforts at suicide and substance abuse are the reasons she no longer has custody of Zander - and feuds with her mother, who does.

Mindy and Zander were recently the subject of an interstate manhunt after she allegedly took off with him during a visitation. He is now in foster care.

The troubled country singer says that her mom, Gayle Inge, believes herself to be a prophet from God - not exactly a good influence on young Zander.

Also, "They see dead people in their home all the time – spirits, demons, ghosts," explained McCready, who is pregnant again with twins as we speak.

McCready also contends Inge has spanked Zander with a wooden spoon hard enough to leave scars. Inge denies the allegation. Until Round 293 ...

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Mindy McCready Biography

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Mindy McCready was a country singer who had success in the 1990s but spiraled out of control for years until her death in early 2013. It... More »
Fort Myers, Florida
Full Name
Malinda Gayle McCready