Fantasia Hospitalized for Overdose

Fantasia

Fantasia Barrino has recently come under fire for her involvement with a married man. Now the 26-year-old “American Idol” alum is making headlines again for a more serious matter. Barrino was rushed to a North Carolina hospital on Monday (Aug. 9) as a result of a medication overdose.

According to TMZ, a rep for “The Color Purple” actress confirmed that the overdose reports were accurate and that Barrino was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville around 8:55 p.m. Monday night. A report made at the time of her admittance showed that the singer’s condition was not life-threatening.

Her manager says the overdose was caused by a combination of aspirin and a sleep aid. She took the medication after feeling “overwhelmed by the lawsuit and the media attention” surrounding her relationship with her on-again, off-again boyfriend Antwaun Cook.

“Last night, Fantasia was hospitalized,” read a statement released by her camp. “She took an overdose of aspirin and a sleep aid. Her injuries are not life-threatening. She was dehydrated and exhausted at the time. Fantasia is stable now. She will be released from the hospital soon.”

The rep also clarifies Fantasia’s relationship with Cook, saying she “believed” him when he told her “he was not happy in his marriage [to Paula Cook] and his heart was not in it.”

Fantasia is scheduled to release her third album, Back to Me, on August 24.

UPDATE: According to the police report, officers who arrived at Fantasia’s house were told that she attempted to commit suicide by ingesting pills.

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33 Comments

  1. WhatTheF

    I guess she couldn’t read the directions on the bottle… Poor Fanny :(

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  2. fi

    I said it before and say it again:
    Never let a man ruin your career.
    There is a time and place for everything.
    Get well soon Fanfan

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  3. sade

    @WhatTheF

    Rude.

    She’s in my prayers.

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  4. lillt

    I hope she is ok!
    :(

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  5. WE LOVE YOU

    GOD WILL FOR GIVE YOU FANTASIA,PLEASE GET WELL,WE LOVE,

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  6. Giselle

    Nothing is ever worth your life, especially in that way. I hope she gets better. God bless her.

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  7. harvey

    O my god I feel for her,stardom is taking a toll on her.

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  8. WhatTheF

    She attempted to commit suicide? WTF FANNY! You have a daughter to take care of and a cheating man to take care of!

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  9. mr

    @whatthef stfu this is not a joke u asshole. Get a life and stop being a dumbass

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  10. WhatTheF

    @mr U MAD? Who’s joking?

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  11. mr

    @whatthef no but u must be

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  12. mr

    just cuz i straightened ur ass out doesnt mean im mad. I do it with ease

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  13. WhatTheF

    @mr LMAO! U STILL MAD? Fantasia needs to be slapped across the face for even attempting such a thing! She shoulda been worrying about her family and her daughter and stop being selfish. Commiting suicide is a selfish thing!

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  14. Dillon_68

    I agree with @WhattheF, suicide ain’t the way to go. I’m disappointed in her.

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  15. lisaL

    She didnt try to kill herself. The media can be so misleading. I know her manager. She took a sleeping pill and a asprin and felt lightheaded and had to be rushed to the hospital.
    This has been blown way out

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  16. lisaL

    Its pathetic how people believe everything they read on a blog.
    Why be so judgemental?

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  17. WhatTheF

    @lisaL It’s true! One of her reps released a new statement!

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  18. Rob

    @lisaL, Her rep released a statement. And why would we believe you over the police report? getouttahere.com

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  19. myke757

    Im dumbfounded and truly hope this was blown outta proportion she better stop lettin the media ruin her life and worry bout her career and fam yafeelmay.

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  20. Lisa

    I hope Fanny gets better and does not let the media tear her down. She is one of the best singers of the last decade and her music always speaks to me. Her voice literally takes me to a higher place.

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  21. ponyo

    stay away from married men u only call bad luck on ya self when u do so…women are so stupid…fanny i will buy ya album anyways but do the right thing

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  22. True Blue

    @WhatTheF:

    God forbid this were Rihanna and people were cracking the same jokes about her, you would rip into them. Oh yeah, I don’t need to make up a hypothetical situation for you to understand, February ’09 should be enough for you to know. Yeah, kicking someone while they’re down isn’t so funny when it happens to your idol, but with anyone else, you turn it into a joke. Suicide isn’t a funny thing, and I can assure most people who try it don’t do it for fun. It’s an indicator of a psychological problem. Do some research and educate yourself before you embarrass yourself by opening your dumbass mouth.

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  23. Room 52638

    @WhatTheF Do You Like Anyone But Rihanna?

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  24. WhatTheF

    @True Blue

    STAY MAD!

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  25. mr

    @whatthef STAY A DUMBASS!

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  26. ...

    the jokes and snide comments about her personal life are tacky as hell. god forbid something happened to one of your loved ones and you had to see people being so judgmental.

    if this WAS a true suicide attempt (i don’t know and i don’t trust people who know somebody who know somebody who know somebody), she needs love, support, and understanding, not people telling her its selfish and attacking her. that’s the last thing she needs in order to herself together.

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  27. strawberries:)

    to the burrino family you all are in my prayers aand fantasia keep ya head up boo dont let stress overtake you remember that you are to bless to be stress never forget if you have to reach way down jesus will pick you up take care you know that your baby girl Zion needs her mother

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  28. ANGELA

    YOU CAN LOVE ANYTHING BUT ANYTHING CAN’T BE LOVE… FANTASIA U HAVE THE WORLD AT YOUR FINGERTIPS. THERE ARE ALOT NICE SINGLE MEN OUT THERE. IN A FEW MONTHE HE’LL BE SAYING THAT S**T TO SOMEONE ELSE. YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN..WHY WOULD YOU TRY TO KILL YOUR SELF FOR A MAN???? DO YOU.

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  29. Phoenix_Wright

    LMAO @ mr.

    Anyway I hope she is ok. I thought her life was actually getting better, guess she did a good job hiding how she was really feeling for a while now

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  30. AngelBaby

    I mean come on now. She is only human and everybody makes mistakes. Cant nobody help the way their heart feel about someone. I doubt if she really tried to kill herself, but hey the world will always make a big deal out of others mistakes when they have mistakes of their own. GROW UP!! You never know if you might get put in her shoes!!

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  31. GeeGee

    @ mr

    +1 for you

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  32. Sum10Major

    @WhatTheF [Go to hell homeboii] [Dont come over here with them negative comments about her!] [Like -Kayne West said " You can kiss her whole ass!] [You suppose to leave positive & encouraging things not negative!] Get well so Fantashia! We’re praying for you and your family..

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  33. Pastor Thomas

    Fantasia keep your head up and don’t let anything or anybody stop you. Ask God for forgiveness mean it when you ask no that He will. I’ve been a fan of yours since you started and I know that you are blessed anointed young lady everytime I hear you sing I don’t just hear you I feel you only God’s anointing can do that. Just remember one thing Fantasia they’ve been trying from the very beginning to stop you. Every good and perfect gift comes from above. The devil is a liar what God has for you is for you and can’t no devil in Hell stop what he has for you, that’s why he couldn’t stop you then and he can’t stop you now. Keep trusting God. Jer. 29:11 I know the thoughts I think toward you thoughts of good and not of evil to give you an expected end. Im praying for you and I really love you fantasia and God love you more. Don’t family, friends, career, man or nothing else get in the way of your relationship with God.

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