More American Idol related news…..and this one's a doozy!
Season 1 contestant Nikki McKibbin was recently placed under psychiatric observation for 72 hours after suffering a severe breakdown in late February.
According to a police report, Nikki called a friend and told her that she was feeling depressed and wanted to kill herself. The friend called the police who arrived to find the fallen Idol with a number of pills in her hand.
Oh, boy. Not a good thing! She's even got a kid!
Nikki refused to cooperate with the police who came to her rescue and reportedly tried to kick out the windows of the cop car.
Why did she unravel?
Things weren't going well for the American Idol alum. She released an album in May '07 to a lukewarm response from the public. She was then hit with the sudden death of her mother in August.
Times can get tough, but suicide is NEVER the answer, kids.
There is always help out there. Don't be afraid to ask for it!
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