Video: Fantasia Discusses Suicide Attempt on 'GMA'

  /  08.24.2010


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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