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Manager: Fantasia Barrino Overdose Due To Lawsuit, Media Attention

Former “American Idol” champion Fantasia Barrino’s overdose on Monday night was caused by a combination of aspirin and a sleep aid, according to her manager, Brian Dickens.

Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia Barrino

Dickens released a statement saying Fantasia ingested the medication after feeling “overwhelmed by the lawsuit and the media attention” surrounding her relationship with her on-again, off-again boyfriend Antwaun Cook (who is married):

“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.”

Antwaun Cook’s wife, Paula Cook, filed for divorce last week, accusing the singer of committing adultery with Antwuan and occasionally taping their sexual activity, according to reports.  Fantasia said she believed he was separated.

Fantasia has an upcoming album and reality show. Her third album, “Back to Me,” is scheduled to be released on Aug. 24.  There has been no confirmation yet as to whether this will be postponed.

As for her reality show, “Fantasia For Real,” which is set to premiere with season two on Sept. 19, VH1 executives and the producers are currently trying to determine if production will be affected.  They issued a statement on Tuesday regarding the situation:

“We support Fantasia 100% and look forward to working with her again soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with her at this difficult time.”

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Ellen DeGeneres Talks About Leaving ‘American Idol’

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