Teen Mom's Amber Portwood Attempts Suicide

Celebrity News Jun. 14, 2011 AT 4:59PM
Teen Mom's Amber Portwood Attempts Suicide Credit: Splash News Online

Police in Anderson, Indiana have confirmed that Teen Mom star Amber Portwood attempted to commit suicide Tuesday morning.

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"Late this morning (11:34 a.m.), Anderson Police responded to a call at a residence in the 1300 block of Pleasant Meadow Drive," a police statement (obtained via Radar Online) reads. "According to the caller, Portwood was depressed and threatening to end her life. The victim, who did not appear to be injured, was transported to a local medical facility for further evaluation."

A rep for MTV tells Us Weekly in a statement, "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. Our thoughts are with her and we hope to hear more soon."

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Portwood is currently being evaluated at St. John's Hospital; according to a source, her on-off boyfriend Gary Shirley, 24, visited her briefly Tuesday afternoon.

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"Due to recent events, it was best that Amber delete her Twitter," Shirley told his followers. "Appreciate all those who continue to support."

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Portwood, 21, has endured a lot in the past few months. In December 2010, the MTV reality star was charged with two felony counts of domestic battery, one felony count of neglect of a dependent and one misdemeanor count of domestic battery stemming for striking Shirley in front of their 2-year-old daughter, Leah.

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