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Dr. Phil

To Capitalize on Depressed Country Singer

7/23/2008 3:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mindy McCready is going back to rehab after trying to do herself in with her favorite swiggable and pharmaceutical -- vodka and Ambien -- and we hear Dr. Phil's inserting himself in the whole she-bang.

TMZ has learned the troubled McCready went off the deep end late last week after getting dumped by her boyfriend and collapsed while on the phone with her mother. She downed a bottle of vods and pills in what we're told was a "suicide attempt."

She's headed to Arizona for treatment, and a source says that was all Phil's idea. We're told he's taken Mindy under his wing as a "personal project." As for whether or not she'll be on the show, time will tell.

We contacted Phil -- so far, no answer. Mindy's peeps had no comment.

UPDATE:
A rep for the good Dr. P tells TMZ, "Dr. Phil has not treated patients one-on-one since his show went on air. Ms. McCready's situation is private and we respect her right to privacy in a difficult time."

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TheTruth    

Meagan is the best, FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2197 days ago
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tomcat    

Who the hell is Mindy??? And what does Dr. Phil have to do with it?

2197 days ago
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BlueberryMuffin    

I hope she gets it together for real. Suicidal is a BAD place to be. Good luck Ms. Mindy.

2197 days ago
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Ryanatormom    

What about her kid? Who is raising the child??This girl has some serious problems. She needs serious help!!Dr. Phil...I don't think so.

2197 days ago
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wtf    

I thought he wasn't a real Doctor? Wasn't there something about that when he tried to force his way into Britney's situation?

Which reminds me remember when TMZ went to Dr. Phil's house and his wife was checking the mail and they asked if Brit was in their house and she said she couldn't answer that trying to make us believe that she was when in fact Britney wanted nothing to do with them. Phil and his wife are media wh@re losers.

2197 days ago
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Adrienne    

This girl has had a rough time, it's a shame. She is pretty, talented, and has potential, I hope she gets her life back together and finds some peace.

2197 days ago
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Bob Booie    

if she didnt kill herself now she will sure do it after listening to this so-called "Dr." Phil.Only way he would offer her help is with a tv camera there so he can use the footage on his lousy boring show. He's Oprahs pet

2197 days ago
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william richard bradford    


there's something incredibly infuriating when some
people can't ever reach their own person successes......

once again, yet ANOTHER failed attempt........

2197 days ago
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Twinker    

I hope Dr. Feel Good keeps tabs on her bathing and personal hygeine. We don't need no country singin' Amy Winehouse.

2197 days ago
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jj    

She is very talented but I have to say selfish as well. What about her son? Doesn't she know how much this would hurt her child to lose his mother?

2197 days ago
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Kay    

I suppose phony self-help gurus may as well go the same route as failed pop singers like Jessica Simpson. Country and Western.

2197 days ago
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NotTootie    

I hope she is serious about getting help and not just looking for her next publicity stunt. Dr. Phil? come on! This is not another career move..this is her life we are talking about here and her son's future is at risk. Go away somewhere..get REAL help...get your act together and THEN worry about your career! I wish her well...underneath all the mixed up drama..there really is some talent and a sweet soul.

2197 days ago
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LWood    

All "Dr." Phil cares about is the publicity.
Too bad for Mindy...she clearly needs help, but not from him!
He's an opportunistic charlatan fame whore and should
be ashamed of himself for preying on these troubled women
for his own ego boosts!

2197 days ago
14.

pebbles    

HER POOR CHILD! CAN'T SOMEONE DO SOMETHING TO GET THE BABY OUT OF THIS SITUATION. THIS WOMAN IS COMPLETLY SEFISH AND IS DETERMINED TO KILL HERSELF. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP THE BABY!

2197 days ago
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DRockGA    

I wish her the best of luck.
She is too young,talented and pretty to have such low self esteem.

2197 days ago
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