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Fantasia's Overdose -- Aspirin and Sleep Aid

8/10/2010 10:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Fantasia Barrino was rushed to a North Carolina hospital last night where she was treated for a "medication overdose" caused by a combination of aspirin and a sleep aid ... this according to the "American Idol" champ's manager.

According to the report, Barrino was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville around 8:55 PM ... the report says her condition was not life-threatening.

The rep also tells us, "Yesterday, she was totally overwhelmed by the lawsuit and the media attention."

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."

According to the report, it's unclear whether the OD was intentional or accidental.

As we previously reported -- Barrino was recently accused by Paula Cook of making a sex tape with her husband and destroying their marriage.

Paula Cook filed for divorce from her husband Antwaun Cook. In the court docs obtained by WCNC, Paula Cook filed for child support against her estranged husband Antwaun Cook and cited an alleged affair between Cook and Barrino. She claims the two met at a T-Mobile store and, beginning in August 2009, began their "covert adulterous affair."

Cook goes on to claim, "Throughout the course of their adulterous affair ... Defendant/Husband and Ms. Barrino have at times recorded their illicit activity."

 Fantasia's lawyer, Gena Morris, is officially on the attack -- telling TMZ, "Mrs. Cook gratuitously included claims about Fantasia to sensationalize that litigation and to insure that her tale would be picked up by tabloids."

Although the "Cook" tattoo branded above Barrino's heart... that was later covered up -- and rumors of an affair between Barrino and Cook have been around for months -- Barrino has always denied the relationship.

Morris added, "The fact that she would seek such publicity in a case involving her children is particularly disgraceful.”

Barrino has claimed she is "not responsible" for the deterioration of the marriage.


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She is a great artist and performer. Everyone in the world makes mistakes. If ye are without sin cast the first stone.That is the problem with the people in the world they judge someone before they know the facts.So until then keep living your dream as a performer.

1500 days ago


Can you say publicity stunt?

1500 days ago


Hello, Ms Fantasia I'll like to say that I hope that you get better and I shall have you in my prays, and as for everybody else yall need to get a life super stars have problems the only thing about them kis they have tabloids following them around to put people in their business, but one you guys might have done the same thing and nobody will never so yall stop acting like this type of stuff is brand new. As for you Fantasia you're still my girl shack those haters off and get well and find you somebody that's going to love you for you. That married man is much to blame he know were he lay his head at and should of been the bigger better person and said it wasn't right (Hell what man don't cheat it's very few). Anyway keep your head up as Tupac would say and keep going and praying and I wish you the best Kescha

1500 days ago

Mrs. Miles    

It takes two and i'm sure he told her he was not married or that that they were in the process of getting a divorce.A man will Lie to his wife the woman he'ssleeping around with and himself

1500 days ago


A certified Homewrecker! I knew she was trash.

1500 days ago


"As we previously reported -- Barrino was recently accused by Paula Cook of making a sex tape with her husband and destroying their marriage."

This statement is very confusing. GET A GRIP if you are going to be a writer/reporter. DAYUM!!! If you don't know this story, or its characters, you have to reread this due to your lack of clarity here. LEARN TO WRITE!

1500 days ago


hey Rusheda, your one of the Catholic Hypocrites aren't you. you think your holier than anyone on this blog. Tell me dear old perfect Christian you claim to be, what are YOU doing on this blog? and how would YOU feel and WHO would YOU blame if your spouse or significant other cheated on YOU? don't you DARE go on here and preach about God and spirit, because you have NO idea what MY background or anyone else's is on here..... all I"m saying is when your a "star" and in the lime light, you get judged, it's just the way it is so if you want to throw your holier than thou religious stones, throw them at the media. sorry, thats the way it is. not only the PIG husband is to blame but so is Fantasia. she was wrong to sleep with a married man. SO sorry but thats the way it is............obviously even SHE thinks so or she would't of tried to OD. Fantasia, Tiger Woods, Jesse James..... they are all CHEATERS and PIGS. I HAVE been cheated on so i KNOW the pain that the wife is going through..... she has ever right in the world to blame Fantasia TOO. so buhh bye you Catholic Hypocrite. go preach somewhere else

1500 days ago


Discusted - wow. So now I am a Catholic Hypocrite. Are you serious. No, I am not Catholic, but I do have family members in that denomination. However, anyone that is a Christian is a believer 1st. Whatever denomination comes 2nd to that. You obviously don't get it. Of course I and everyone else can see sin. We all have issues, but because of our relationship with God through Christ Jesus, we are supposed to be working to overcome them. Okay, you've been hurt. I don't doubt that was painful, but when someone cheats, it isn't about the spouse (whether the spouse is good or bad), and it isn't about the person the individual is cheating with (whether he or she is good, bad or better than the one they are leaving). Cheating is about the shortcomings of the individual doing the cheating in the relationship. If your mate cheated, that was his flaw. He needs to go to God with that (period). The person on the outside willing to be the 3rd wheel needs to go to God (period), and the person cheated on needs to forgive everybody before the roots of bitterness sets in (period). I never said that this man's wife does not have a right to be upset, angry, whatever (if it's true). I don't know. I just read a story. What I do know is this - God bestows his grace and mercy on everybody, and he says vengence is his. He said judge not lest ye be judge. What ever is going to happen in Fantasia's situation is going to happen, but I as a Christian will not sit back and wish death, harm, etc. on anyone. I am not perfect. My family isn't perfect. My friends are not perfect. Therefore, I work hard not to sit in judgement or condemnation of other people; those who do are the real hypocrites because the bible says (which is the word of God) WE ALL HAVE SINNED AND COME SHORT OF THE GLORY (period). I pray I've answered your guestions, and if you need prayer to get past your situation, I will pray for you, but I will not continue to go back and forth with you. You are hurt, and hurt people - hurt people. I wish you well.

1499 days ago


All you people saying, "it's not Fantasia's fault, that marriage was over", need to stop fooling yourselves. These hos do it time and time again, sure, a real man should be able to resist, but a lot of men are dogs and separate love and sex.....their judgment gets cloudy. Eventually, they realize they made a mistake, but it's too late to take it back; the trust is gone and the marriage ruined. Just ask Jesse James. I don't understand you people......are you all coming from broken homes or broken marriages yourselves and are you fooling yourselves into thinking this is natural? 50% of marriages in AMERICA end in divorce because we, as a nation, have compromised morals and think anything goes and it's okay..."do what you feel.....let your flesh rule you". It's DISGUSTING!!! If you can't keep your d*ck in your pants, don't get married!!

1499 days ago


aprisin and what tylenol pm. she did this for attention she needs help. seriuosly ya just cant go from the ghetto to what she is now {i really dont know} and make it. what is asprin loldont cha know fanny that thats bad for the stomach ? try something that will work, like well look it upon computer. dont play kill self cause one day u might play kill and mess your entire life body, etc up. esp gun shots to the head most people live. seek help sista its there

1499 days ago

Jen P    

I love Fantasia B., But you people really need to learn & spell and make sentences. It was really hard to read through some of these comments ,let's get educated people, then make some judgments . Come on , it's free now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1499 days ago


Who cares? She sounds like a nasal duck.

1458 days ago
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