Earlier this week American Idol alumni Fantasia Barrino was rushed to hospital in North Carolina following an overdose on Aspirin and sleeping pills.
The overdose came after the 26-year-old singer, who is a single mom to 9-year-old daughter Zion, was named as "the other woman" in divorce proceedings between Antwaun and Paula Cook. Though Fantasia first denied the relationship, she has now admitted to the affair but insists she didn't know that Antwaun was married and is "heartbroken and is sorry for any pain she may have caused."
The Idol singer's manager added in a statement released today, “She has been lifted up by the outpouring of love and support from her fans. She is more committed than ever to her daughter and her work because they are her heart, her soul and inspiration.”
Fantasia somehow overdosed on the most boring substances possible. If you thought she was bad at winning American Idol, she is even worse at committing suicide.
Fantasia Barrino’s overdose last night was caused by a combination of aspirin and a sleep aid (note that these things are substances you can usually give a child) this according to the American Idol winner’s manager.
The rep also released a statement saying Fantasia ingested the medication after feeling “overwhelmed by the lawsuit and the media attention” surrounding her affair with married man Antwaun Cook.
The statement continues, “Last night, Fantasia was hospitalized. 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 explains that Fantasia “believed” Antwaun Cook when he told her “he was not happy in his marriage [to Paula Cook] and his heart was not in it.”
Here’s the statement in its entirety:
Fantasia has always been an open book. Honesty, self-respect, and personal responsibility are values she wears proudly.
Fantasia believed Mr. Cook when he told her he was not happy in his marriage and his heart was not in it. She believed him when he told her he and Mrs. Cook separated in the late summer of 2009. She believed Mr. Cook when he told her he lived elsewhere.