Video: Fantasia Discusses Suicide Attempt on ‘GMA’


Following her suicide attempt a few weeks back, Fantasia Barrino appeared this morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America” to give an in-depth interview about her personal troubles as well as to promote her recent release Back to Me. During the brief conversation, she divulged what prompted her to try to take her own life and how she got back on her feet so quickly.

“I’m good, I’m fine, I’m better,” a glowing Fantasia told GMA’s Robin Roberts. “I think I was just overloaded with everything and carrying six years of so much. Everybody thinks she’s so strong, she’s tough, she’s got it. It just became heavy for me, to the point where I just wanted to be away from the noise.”

The American Idol winner explained that she reached her breaking point after the media began to scrutinize her personal life and relationship to a married man. “[There’s] so much that people don’t understand,” she said. “They just see the glitz and the glamor and they feel like life is so perfect, but we’re human and we go through things.”

“I think it was just six years of everything, of me holding all that stuff on the inside and not letting it out. And I just got very, very tired,” she explained as to why she overdosed on pills.

She also shared that she has been bettering herself and bettering her well being by talking with a life coach, who encouraged her to get back to work following her hospitalization. Visibly choked up, she also credited her rebound due to the help of a nurse who tended to her while she stayed in the hospital.

“I’m just thankful for all the nurses and the doctors who were there for me,” she said, wiping away tears. “Because they didn’t treat me like Fantasia. They treated me like Tasia, and I needed that.”

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  1. Diamond Girl

    Sooooooo happy for her! Nice to see her! Such a talent!! I hope the album sells out again and again!


  2. drtash

    smh this is why i’d never want to be famous. Too much drama to deal with. The minute, it’s all over the news and everything. It’s crazy. Glad she’s back though, and she’s looking good so go get em’ Tasia!!


  3. drtash

    sorry i meant “the minute you do something wrong”


  4. jay

    i feel bad for her and glad shes ok now but everyone goes through shit and most of us aint blessed with her talent and the money shes got so i struggle to feel sympathetic for her….


  5. Geoff

    So what does it say about a person, when the first thing you do after a suicide attempt is to go on national television to talk about it?


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  7. WhatTheF

    Poor Fanny :( Good luck and god bless her!


  8. Kyle

    That was a good interview. God bless her and that HOT ALBUM she put out today. One of the best R&B releases of the year!!!


  9. Blanker

    For someone who was deeply hurt and who tried to commit suicide, she healed really quickly…

    Is Fantasia a faker?


  10. Cheryl

    Your number one fans supports you as an artists. Your private life is yours, as well as the decisions you make in life. God is the only judge to your character and pay no attentions to those who look to only gossip and slander your name. We all make mistakes or decisions that we are not proud of. You made my mothers day at one of your last appearences in the Color Purple, on Broadway, after the standing ovation and you were about to go back stage, my mother who was very ill at the time ran up to the stage and summons your attention, you turned around and came back and shook her hand and thanked her for her support. We supported you when you were on American Idol as an artist sharing your gift, and we will continue to support you as your gift flourish. God will get you through your life outside of the public as long as you accept his love for you. As your sister, friend and fan be strong on the path in which your feet guides you in this life, and never look for an easy way out, all our days has been planned, and he knows what is in our hearts.


  11. Vee

    What was she thinking with the side burns, lordy


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