Fantasia Hospitalized For Overdose

Season 3 American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino was hospitalized late Monday night for overdose, occurring shortly after Fantasia was accused of making a sex tape with a married man.


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Fantasia, 26, was taken by ambulance to Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville at approximately 8:55 p.m. August 9. Doctors say her condition is not life-threatening, but are not releasing any other information.

Fantasia’s rep just released a statement this afternoon saying Fantasia took the medication after feeling “overwhelmed by the lawsuit and the media attention” surrounding her relationship with her 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.”

Even the statement from her rep leaves it unclear as to if this was an accidental overdose and speculations are arising due to the negative press Fantasia has received recently regarding an alleged sex tape she made with a married man.

It was just days ago that Fantasia was named as a contributing factor in the divorce of her rumored boyfriend, Antwuan Cook (photos of the couple seen together were released earlier this year). According to Paula Cook, Antwuan Cook’s ex-wife, there is proof (the alleged sex tape) that Fantasia and Antwuan were having an affair while he was still married to Paula.

Court documents filed August 4 reportedly read, “Husband and Ms. Barrino have at times recorded their illicit sexual activity.”

Fantasia’s manager released a statement Monday saying Fantasia is not responsible for the divorce.

“Fantasia will weather this storm with the dignity and grace that she has exemplified throughout a life in which she has repeatedly overcome obstacles and challenges. Fantasia’s faith in God, herself and family remain as strong as ever,” the statement read.


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