Former American Idol Contestant Lands in Psych Ward

Star magazine reports that AmIdol's first season rocker, Nikki McKibbin, was hospitalized in a psych ward in February after a suicide attempt. After limited musical success and the death of her mother in August, it sounds like things were just feeling impossible for Nikki.

Nikki called a friend and told her that she was feeling depressed and wanted to kill herself. The report states that Nikki said, "I want to live with my mom in heaven" and took migraine medication to "dull the pain."

Tipped off by Nikki's friend, police arrived to find the former Idol hopeful half-dressed with a number of white pills in her hand. After a violent confrontation -- during which she reportedly tried to kick out the windows of the cop car -- she was taken to the John Peter Smith Hospital and placed under psychiatric observation for the required 72 hours before being released.

Aw, sweetie, if it's any consolation, I love love LOVED you on AmIdol. I voted for you every week. Yeah, it's true, and I'm admitting it here, in a very public forum, just in case it'll go any way toward making you feel better. I freaking voted for American Idol, and I voted for you, Nikki! I hope you feel better way soon.


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