Fantasia Barrino Overdose Update

Fantasia Barrino was rushed to a North Carolina hospital after an apparent overdose and we can now confirm the singer is resting comfortably.


Fantasia Barrino was rushed to a North Carolina hospital August 9 after an apparent drug overdose.

Barrino's father, who lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, is speaking out for the first time about his daughter's condition. "She's doing fine," Joseph Barrino assured

An unconfirmed North Carolina police report alleged Fantasia Barrino's situation is classified as a suicide attempt.

Fantasia Barrino's manager, Brian Dickens, is also weighing in on her recovery. "Her injuries are not life threatening. She was dehydrated and exhausted at the time," Dickens explained to

"Fantasia is stable now. She will be released from the hospital soon," Dickens went on. "Fantasia is a fighter and a survivor. This is not the hardest thing Fantasia has endured. Fantasia will be stronger, smarter, and better for it. Her work has always inspired her and served as a source of strength."

Perhaps the "hardest thing" Brian Dickens is referring to is the sex tape scandal surrounding Fantasia Barrino. The season 3 American Idol winner is supposedly featured in a sex tape with a married man named Antwaun Cook. The sex tape is the supposed catalyst that allegedly caused Antwaun's wife, Paula, to file divorce papers.

Just before Fantasia Barrino landed in the hospital, Dickens addressed the gossip and the relationship between the two.

"Fantasia read Mrs Cook's complaint against Mr Cook for the first time yesterday," said her manager. "She knows some of the allegations in Mrs Cook's complaint are totally false. There are others she strongly doubts. There is plenty she does not know."

Brian Dickens went on to admit, "Fantasia and Mr Cook dated on and off for about eleven months. Fantasia believed Mr Cook when he told her he was not happy in his marriage and his heart was not in it... Fantasia fell in love with Mr Cook and believed that he loved her."

Now is not the best time for the talented singer to lose it. Her latest album, Back to Me, is reported to drop August 24 and the latest scandal and overdose might not help.

Stay tuned for more on the latest in the life of Fantasia Barrino.


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Comments on "Fantasia Barrino resting after overdose"

Peggy November 27, 2010 | 10:41 PM

Ive been reading up on the story about you and your so call lover,how do you know he and wife werent playing you so they could suite you for some money people that dont have anything will do any thing to get paid so Fantasia stay strong as you are look to God for guides an stay in pray

rochelle sherman August 16, 2010 | 10:18 AM

my prayers are with you Fantasia. Be strong you hae a wonderful family and i am sure you will heal and wind up with a wonderful man in your life. You have many reasons to live. I just saw your movie about your life, and you are a marvelous actress. Love to you. Rochelle

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