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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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DANG that girl has a BIG mouth! Seriously.......... What kind of woman does that to another woman? Come ON!!!!!! Men are a dime a dozen and who the heck wants a man that would do that to his wife and kids........... I'm quite discusted

1501 days ago


You are all so vicious. How sad :(
Let he or she without sin cast the first stone!!!!!

1501 days ago


I truly hate anyone that goes on Television singing GOSPEL songs and claiming to be so holy would do something like this. I have no respect for either of them but especially her.. She acts all Holy for the camera and sinning off camera. Shame on you Fantasia...

1501 days ago


well boo hoo hoo hoo. Sounds like she just wants some attention or I should say somemore attention 30 minutes instead of 15. I f you lie down with dogs you get up with fleas and they are both infested and should be ashamed of themselves

1501 days ago


Wow - there are some hateful people commenting on this story. When is it appropriate to celebrate upon hearing about someone becoming ill, collapsing, etc? Jealousy is such an ugly creature. You talk about her looks. You talk about her family, and you talk about the man that she is supposedly having an affair with. Do you realize that anybody can make a statement about you - be it true or false? Like someone else stated, you "small minded" people jump right on it because of your own self loathing. The truth be told - you are looking at her success and wondering "why not me". Well, I will tell you. You can't succeed because you are to hateful and resentful of others. You begrudge and covet what other people have, and you sit back waiting for the achievers to fail. If she is having an affair, that is her business, and the outcome will be whatever it is gonna be, but unless you are in bed with her, this man, or his wife, it really isn't any of your business, and while you are still flapping your gums, she will be somewhere enjoying her life. Fantasia - take care of yourself and your daughter. You are only responsible to God, yourself, and your daughter. Don't let envious people impact what you do or don't think about yourself. Define yourself in and through Jesus - that all you need to do (PERIOD)!

1501 days ago

Frank PA    

This is no setup ..If she wasn't involved with this man why did she have his named tattoed on her shoulder ? And he also has a tattoo of her name .. They showed a picture of it yesterday plain as day .

1501 days ago


Boo Hoo...cry me a f***ing river. Such an attention seeking media wh**e.

1501 days ago


hey "Rusheda" it IS our business when the media puts it all over the internet and newspapers for us to read! When you become famous, right or wrong, your business becomes OUR the fans the public, etc business. sorry but YOU are sadly incorrect. have a nice day.

1501 days ago


She made a mistake so she must die. Nice. No one knows the entire story. Christian? Pray for her.

1501 days ago

Frank PA    

This is so simple .She got caught having an affair with a married man .End of story.

1501 days ago


No discusted - the only thing she owes you is a great album or song ...if you purchase one. Just because someone prints something about an individual does not make it the business of everyone that chooses to read or comment about it.

1501 days ago


but YOU are on her commenting Rusheda?????????? hmmmmm so it's ok for YOU to but not any of us?????? oh i get it YOU'RE the boss of the world.......... and ummm NO i would NEVER buy her album, ever ever ever. If I want to hear SCREAMING I will certainly NOT pay for it! Your just plain ole CRAZY! lmao

1501 days ago


She already had a child out of wedlock when she won idol. Just my opinion, but I don't think she should have won. I wouldn't pay to hear her scream.

1501 days ago


Well, What can I say? I don't feel sorry for her... she knew what she was doing!!!!

1501 days ago


Fantasia is not married to ANYONE. She is not accountable to his wife for anything,...he is. Trashing her will not excuse HIS adultery. She is a very sweet, friendly person. Stop throwing stones at her.

1501 days ago
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