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McCready Says She Can't Return To Florida For Court

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LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Country singer Mindy McCready is in Nashville and said she will probably not be able to bring her 5-year-old son back to Florida to fulfill a judge's order – because she is nearly 7 months pregnant with twins.

Speaking exclusively to The Associated Press, McCready said Wednesday that she and her mother have had a long custody battle over Zander. Her mother was awarded guardianship of the boy in 2007.

Florida Department of Children and Families said a missing person report was filed with police Tuesday night after McCready took Zander from her father's home.

On Tuesday, DCF discovered that McCready and the boy were not at her father's home and a judge ruled she must return the boy voluntarily by 5 p.m. Thursday or risk an arrest warrant.

McCready's publicist issued a statement on Wednesday morning saying: "I've spoken with Mindy, both she and Zander are absolutely well.  No Amber Alert has been issued."

She and the child's father have been involved in a vicious custody battle for years.

Since topping the country charts in the mid-1990s with her music, the 36-year-old singer's troubled life has been filled with domestic abuse, drug and DUI arrests and a suicide attempt.

She's been hospitalized several times for overdoses, in Nashville in 2008, and most recently in Florida.

She was also guest on the cable reality series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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