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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.
 
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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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16.

Jo    

Hang in there Fantasia. This sleeze just wants to get rich off of your hard work. Stand your ground and watch them fall.Ignore the self rightous back biters. Your a wonderful artist. :)
Just my opinion.

1504 days ago
17.

ei    

i wonder if there is a possibility that this husband and wife set this up. could be. get all the singers money from a law suit and go on with their marriage. sounds nuts but could be

1504 days ago
18.

Jai    

ARE U KIDDING ME!?.......He nmade a vow to his wife....NOT Fnatasia......AND why such the concern...do we even care about her....when was the last time she had a hit....we all knew she wasnt the typical AMERICAN IDOL...IF your man is cheating its because he has a problem with you not because he wants to bone another woman....problems in da home makes mates stray.....

1504 days ago
19.

MAGOOS    

She has talent, that cannot be denied. She meets a married guy intent on "groping for trout in a peculiar river" and takes the bait. Pay up time, Fantasia, you play and you pay. She needs to put this behind her and straighten herself up; plenty of single guys out there and one of them might even be a good 'un.

1504 days ago
20.

gaia    

These comments are so funny! I love it. The brutal nature of the projective minds.
Oh My God.
The blood of God, now that comment was the icing on a cake that has been created with the mundane ingredients of human minds that are small, stupid, and like Fantasia, reflect the dilemma of our American culture (meaning or lack there of)

1504 days ago
21.

kasondra    

I would just like to point out that as a 38 year old woman, why are we so quick to blame the other woman. I've been with my husband for 12 years and trust me it's not always the woman. Granted, there are some women who dont care about another woman's life but I don't think this is the case. He came on to her probably and probably didn't mention the fact that he was married, like most men. Don't blame Fantasia, because like other women, she maybe didn't find out until the s*** had aleady hit the fan. And as far as the wife goes, she also needs to realize that maybe her marriage was already broken and Fantasia was not the one who broke it. She just happen to be there to pick up the pieces.

1504 days ago
22.

1islandlady    

HAS IT OCCURED TO ANYONE BUT ME THAT THE GREAT LOOKING STUD MUFFIN AND HIS WIFE MAY HAVE SET FANTASIA UP? THEY KNOW WHAT'S UP IN N.C. DIVORCE LAW, NOT FANTASIA, HE'S THE ONE WHO'S MARRIED, NOT FANTASIA. FANTASIA IS SINGLE AND ONLY HUMAN. TAKE A LOOK AT THAT STUD AND I BET HE CAN SWEET TALK TOO. IT WOULDN'T BE THE FIRST TIME A MAN LIED TO GET INTO A LADIES PANTIES AND I'M SURE THIS AIN'T HIS FIRST TIME AT THE RODEO. TALK ABOUT HOOD RATS WHAT ABOUT HIM? I THINK FANTASIA JUST GOT TAKEN FOR THE RIDE OF HER LIFE AND PROBABLY HAS A BROKEN HEART AND NO SELF ESTEEM RIGHT NOW. DON'T BE SO QUICK TO JUDGE HER THE RICH, FAMOUS, SINGLE WOMAN. JUDGE HIM, THE MARRIED MAN!

1504 days ago
23.

Sersi    

After seeing some of her shows on VH1 and saw how even her family uses her, I think I would want to overdose too ... Its sad what fame does to people ...

1504 days ago
24.

Mattie Joyner    

So many people are too quick to judge another when we do not have all of the facts. A third person can never break up a marriage that is stable. Remember only the two people involved really knows the truth. My prays are with her.

1504 days ago
25.

Donna    

And we are supposed to feel sorry for her. For having an affair with an married man. And why put in the news. What goes around comes around.

1504 days ago
26.

JOANNA    

The mattress queen will do it again.
Maybe next time she'll get it right.

1504 days ago
27.

louise    

Just another uneducated so called entertainer who makes millions of dollars that does not deserve it. What an example to be setting for her daughter. Hope this will be the end of her million dollar career. She should never have won first place on Idol. There were much better singers that year who deserved first place.

1504 days ago
28.

sublime    

May the Creator bless and keep Ms. Barrino and Mr. & Mrs. Cook in this time of great adversity. If all of this is true, what Ms. Barrino needs as well as Mr. & Mrs. Cook is to awaken to the fact that happiness comes from w/i and that to interfer in another' s relationship is detrimental to all concerned. We who stand on the outside looking in must forgive all of them as they must forgive themselves and send them unconditionally love which will help to overcome this dilemna.

1504 days ago
29.

Mary W Thompson    

How quickly we forget how we have been blessed and who is the cause of it all. Turn your wicked life over to God and you won't need any meds or drugs. Shame on you for tramping over your blessings by identifying with the world. You need to be a light for others telling them that there is hope and they can make it if their focus is right. Mama B needs to reprimand her child.

1504 days ago
30.

aquiestoy500    

I love Fantasia but she knew what she was doing when she had his name tatooed on her body. It was a form of mocking the way,as to say "he is my man.". Just stupid. Why waste your time with a married man, Fantasia. Is your self esteem that low? I guess so when watching your reality show. You need to seek help for yourself and in reference to the supposed overdose. You have a daughter to take care of. Imagine if you died and she is left in the care of your dsyfunctional family?

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