Fantasia Released From the Hospital
Three days after being rushed to the hospital after an apparent suicide attempt, singer Fantasia Barrino has been released. The 26-year-old was discharged from Medical Center-Pineville hospital where she was admitted for an overdose on sleeping pills and aspirin. Although the ‘American Idol’ alum’s family maintains that she is doing “fine,” it was revealed that the alleged suicide attempt stemmed from rumors that she broke up the marriage of her married boyfriend Antwaun Cook, and recorded a sex tape with him.
Cook’s wife, Paula filed a lawsuit against Barrino accusing her of having the affair, but the Broadway star is believed to have been left in the dark regarding her beau’s other relationship. A rep for Barrino maintains that the singer was not aware of his marital status at the time of their courtship. “Fantasia fell in love with Mr. Cook and believed that he loved her,” her manager Brian Dickens said in a statement. “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.”
Barrino overdosed on the pills after feeling “overwhelmed by the lawsuit and media attention.” This isn’t the first time that the singer has felt inundated with stress. During her run in the Broadway play ‘The Color Purple,’ she was forced to pull out of several dates due to exhaustion and the development of tumors which she later had removed.