Troubled country star Mindy McCready has spoken out about her personal problems for the first time since attempting suicide this summer (05).

The pregnant GUYS DO IT ALL THE TIME singer sat down for a chat with US talk show queen Oprah Winfrey to reveal she's determined to fight her problems, which include charges on drug and alcohol abuse, head on.

And she insists she never really intended to kill herself when she suffered a drugs overdose in a Florida hotel in July (05).

Fighting back tears, she tells Oprah, "I don't think I wanted to die."

The singer, who was once engaged to actor Dean Cain, also reveals she has visited her imprisoned ex-boyfriend, WILLIAM McKNIGHT, who she accused of breaking into her Tennessee home and beating her until she was unconscious to reveal he's the father of her unborn baby.

The couple has now reconciled and McCready is confident her boyfriend will never hit her again: "I don't think so, I hope not."

Mindy's candid interview with Oprah airs in America today (03NOV05).