Fantasia’s Suicide Attempt Was ‘No Accident’

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Two weeks after her suicide attempt, Fantasia Barrino is ready to open up about her dramatic overdose. The singer, who’s already back on the promo grind for her upcoming album Back to Me, recently spoke with VH1 for an episode of Behind the Music, sharing that she had attempted suicide after losing faith in life and looked for a way out.

“I didn’t have any fight in me. I didn’t care about anything. I just wanted out,” explained the 26-year-old American Idol winner. “At that moment, I wanted out. I wanted it to be over with – all of it, all of that [expletive].”

Fantasia, who found herself in a relationship with a married man who claimed he was separated from his wife, detailed the harrowing experience. “I just sat in the closet and looked at the mirror and took all the pills in the bottle. I wanted to go to sleep and just be at peace. I knew exactly what I was doing. You can’t accidentally take a whole bottle of pills.”

Her manager Brian Dickens, who discovered the star following her overdose, reflected on the situation as well. “She’d been crying all day. Fantasia was just numb. Fantasia texted me, saying ‘I love you.’ I wrote back, ‘I love you more.’ Then it hit me,” he said. “I went into Fantasia’s room and saw her on the floor, and my heart just dropped.”

Fantasia’s episode of VH1’s Behind the Music will air at 9.P.M. on Tuesday, August 24, the same day that her new album will arrive in stores.



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11 Comments

  1. GB

    she need to stop. No person is worth taking your life. Get out of here.

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  2. miguel

    omg , im so surprised , i love fantasia but what she did was kinda fucked up .

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  3. BX!!!!!

    She needs help.
    But anyway… Her album is amazing

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  4. listen

    amazing PR stunt, but the album as a whole isn’t great enough to become a big seller like Usher did with Confessions.

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  5. Kyle

    Something doesn’t seem right here. This happened like less than 2 weeks ago and VH1 is already airing it in a “Behind The Music” episode? So right when Fantasia got out of the hospital did she rush to VH1 to tell them about it? Love you Fantasia and I will be getting that new album tomorrow, but it seems like this was for attention…

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  6. Joey

    Boohooo thats life dont think youre having the worst life in the world. Theres way more ppl who would die to be in your shoes so get over it and show the world what ur truly capable of, cos u have the opportunity.

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  7. bass_man

    i am soooo disappointed with her, because she is a mother. i see her as a very, very selfish woman now. her daughter would’ve been orphaned.

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  9. Stephonne

    She realizes that stuff after people. When you attempt suicide you aren’t in a right state of mind. You are imbalanced chemically and it is impossible to think of anyone else. People are always so quick to judge but I’ve felt what she is talking about before. Many have. Sometimes the pain in life can really be too much to handle and although suicide is not the right answer at times it can seem like it is. Don’t be disappointed in her. Pray for her. Pray for her daughter. Help make her happy by supporting her music and leaving uplifting words. No PR stunt I don’t think just really horrible timing and they can’t really cover it up, so why not be honest. Who knows what it will do for sales. It could truthfully hurt them. I’m just glad she is okay now and is working hard. I think you’d be surprised how many of your favorite stars have contemplated and attempted suicide. Let’s lift people up.

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  10. Bank

    Attention seeker this b**** is. “Oh maybe if i try to kill myself, they wud put the spotlight on me again.”

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  11. polly

    hang in there baby girl ,we all get to that point at one time or another in life. fantasia baby you just got to hang in there and things will get better. you have all of our support baby girl. you will make it.

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