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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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46.

gail    

not only is she a beast and a fat one at that......she's a pig.

1443 days ago
47.

Martha    

Two words Whitney Houston! Many people would love to have a voice and a career. DO NOT THROW IT ALL OUT THE WINDOW. Someone needs to step up and stop the train wreck before we lose a gifted star.

1443 days ago
48.

sam    

No loss there. Guess Lohan's bust trumped her career so she had to take pills. lol Both losers in the eyes of America.

1443 days ago
49.

LARRY    

For all the hater"s calling her name"s Your the type of people that need help ! It would be different if one of your family member"s were in her shoe"s wouldn"t it.

1443 days ago
50.

lgirl716    

not to sound like a nitpicker sallychi but she is 26, not 21 or 22. Although its only 5 years apart, it does make a bit of a difference. I am 26 and was a lot different then.

1443 days ago
51.

Vicky Enriquez    

This is nobodys business but theres,right or wrong it is not for us to judge. People need to pay attention to their own lives where they belong. It's sad when people have to be so judgemental above others, like they have nothing else to do or they just get some kind of sick pleasure in joining the media in crucifying someone. It's not right, we're all human beings and we should show compassion rather than add more hate to the world.

1443 days ago
52.

laughin@stupid    

lol omg what a loser cant play the game stay out of the sack skank now you want pity if you meant to do it the headlines would read different

1443 days ago
53.

Wendy    

There is always a "ho" in homewrecker. Karma is a B_T_H. No good can come to a relationship that starts out this way.
Come on ladies, get it together...first Alicia Keyes and now you Fantasia? I refuse to listen to music made by either of you. Triflin' hos.

1443 days ago
54.

BRATT    

FANTASIA HAS BEEN THROUGH ALOT, AND IS STILL GROWING UP. EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES AND MAYBE HE IS ONE OF THEM. HIS WIFE NEEDS TO SPEND MORE TIME CASTING THE BLAME ON FANTASIA, AND MORE TIME WONDERING WHY HER HUSBAND WENT OUT AND KEPT GOING. HE KNEW HE WAS MARRIED. GET YOUR FAMILY GAME GOING BOO AND STOP CASTING BLAME.

1443 days ago
55.

Rusheda    

No - I didn't say you couldn't comment, but your comments are more like a personal attack. You don't know the entire story - just one writer's opinion or spin, and you chose to make that woman's life your business. You couldn't find one encouraging thing to say. You attempted to kick someone while they appear to be down. So, what kind of individual does that make you? I can tell by your attempt to gain my attention that you need attention, but I am not a Psychiatrist, your mate, family member or friend. All I am stating to you or anyone else picking at her appearance, music, etc. If she isn't pretty to you, don't date her. If she doesn't sing well, don't buy the records, but getting on blogs and attempting to tear someone else down inorder to feel better is the worst kind of self loathing. This woman doesn't know you. Probably wouldn't like you if she did, and based on the amount of energy you put into ripping into people versus doing something more productive i.e. uplifting someone or encouraging someone, you probably haven't accomplished much yourself. Now if that burns, then try to take it as constructive critiscm instead of the distructive banter that you've participated in today.

1443 days ago
56.

sam    

none of my relatives scrape their knuckles along the ground. :)

1443 days ago
57.

Wendy    

Jesse James got his too and people were blogging and ripping him to shreds. He ran off the rehab, Fantasia will probably do the same. I said, "burn, Jesse burn" and I feel the same way about Fantasia, her new beau, Alicia Keyes and Swiss Beatz, Tiger Woods and any other unfaithful, low-life degenerates who can't respect the holy institution of marriage, period.
Sympathy? Let her family sympathize and support her and i'll support and sympathize with mine.

1443 days ago
58.

SMBA    

Am I the only one who thinks it is ridiculous to be able to sue the "other" woman for money when it is the man she married that participated and did not bother to remember he had taken a vow to love his wife? May be it is really poor judgement to have an intimate relationship with a married man, but he is the one that is responsible for taking care of his own children not Fantasia. So it makes it look like the wife is blaming Fantasia for her man's lack of commitment and that she is after nothing but the dollar. If he had had respect and feelings for Fantasia, he would not have put HER in the "other" woman situation. He would have got his business taken care of and his children provided for before putting someone that he is claiming to love in that predicament of having to pay for his previous responsibilities. If he cared enough to have fathered two children and married their mother, even if he is no longer in love with her and wants out, there should be respect because they are linked forever by their children. I think the wife should go after him not Fantasia.....Just my opinion.

1443 days ago
59.

Phoenix    

@sam...probably not, but I bet they were in "Massa's Cabin"..... :)

1443 days ago
60.

theindianman    

I blame the men. What's wrong with these **** totters? They can't stay with one woman. They're not man enough to stay with one woman. Can't control your the urge you shouldn't have gotten married but that's how you stars do. You would marry someone just to get in their pants then once you do it's over knowing fool well that the person wouldn't have given you the time of day otherwise.

1443 days ago
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