Update: Fantasia Barrino has just been released from the hospital, two days after her reported suicide attempt.
Fantasia Overdose : Antwaun Cook Fantasia Barrino Affair & Suicide Attempt Linked? – The winner of American Idol 3, Fantasia Barrino, was hospitalized Monday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, after an overdose of aspirin and sleeping pills, reports People magazine.
According to authorities in Charlotte, the incident has been classified as a suicide attempt. The police report indicates that Ms. Barrino was found with “probable internal injuries.”
Brian Dickens, the manager of the 26-year-old singer, confirmed Tuesday that his client had been admitted to the hospital Monday night: “Her life is not endangered. She was dehydrated and exhausted. The state of Fantasia is now stable. She should be discharged from the hospital soon. ”
The incident occurred after Fantasia Barrino was named in a complaint before the court, in which it is explained that she had a relationship with a married man.
Monday, Fantasia has denied being responsible for the divorce between Paula and Antwaun Cook. The manager of the singer however stated, that she had indeed maintained a relationship with Antwaun for 11 months.
Dickens also states that the singer had “thought Mr. Cook was not happy in his marriage and had separated from his wife at the end of summer 2009” .
“She is sorry for all the trouble she has caused. Monday, Fantasia was overwhelmed by all the media attention surrounding the complaint,” reveals Brian Dickens.
“Fantasia is a fighter and a survivor. This incident is not the hardest thing she has endured. She comes out stronger and smarter. Fantasia pray to God and she is eternally grateful to her fans, friends and family,” says Brian Dickens.