TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

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.
 
0810_fantasia_BN_Getty_01

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.

0810_FANTASIA_footer


Ashley Greene -- 'Twilight' is Hot in Vegas, Baby!


"Twilight" star Ashley Greene was the host at Wet Republic in Las Vegas this weekend -- a gig that thankfully requires her to wear a bikini.

0808-ashley-greene-launch-tmz-credit2

TMZ's 'Doggie Dress Up' Contest -- Canine Cuties!


The puppy pictures poured into the TMZ newsroom for our Second Annual "Doggie Dress Up" Contest -- and the results are doggone adorable!

0807_dog_launch

**CLICK HERE for contest rules and regulations!**


Celebrity Summer Lovin'


"Summer lovin' had me a blast, summer lovin' happened so fast" -- Check out which stars have given in to the temptations of love during the summer season!

0806_summer_lovin_launch
"Uh well-ah well-ah well-ah huh!"


What's the Big Frigin' Difference?!


We think you are underestimating the sneakiness of our photos -- can you see the differences?

0807_big_difference_launch2
**HINT -- There are only THREE differences in the above photo!**

The Chick in 'Hot Shots!' Movies: 'Memba Her?


In the '90s, Valeria Golino became somewhat famous playing the hot chick opposite a buff Charlie Sheen in "Hot Shots!" and "Hot Shots! Part Deux." Guess what she looks like now!

0809_memba_launch

Guess Who This Lil' Gal Turned Into!


Before becoming a music, film and fashion sensation, she was just another girl growing up in NYC. Can you guess who she became?

0611_who_dat_launch

207 COMMENTS

No Avatar
61.

Rusheda    

Food for thought: Most of us claim to be good people, and I am not an expert on all religions, but I've met a lot of good people. To my fellow Christians, where Christians given the bible to live by or judge by? Do we only look at the versuses about what is sin and not at the versuses about love thy neighbors, casting the 1st stone, judge not lest ye be judged, forgiving debt, forgiving trespasses? I do understand that not all are true Christians, and we (true Christians) don't always walk in the spirit, but we've all sinned, and there isn't a big or little sin in God's eyes. Becareful about heaping coals on others - you might end-up burning and burying yourself.

1347 days ago
62.

formyson    

#8 BARBARA, your "theory" would fly or could fly I should say IF, if her new MARRIED boyfriend wasn't well known!! Ooops, forgot about that one huh?? LOL

Of course there are men and women out there who who lie and say they're no longer with their spouse BUT this hot mess of a SCREAMER (the girl doesn't actually SING) could have found the truth out very easily by just picking up the phone and making 1 call to ANY newspaper or rag mag!! Or better yet, HIS WIFE!!! But Noooo, that just makes to much sense!! Fact is, she knew already and didn't care!!

I'm glad this took place in the 1 state that still has alienation of affection on the books!! Hope his wife not only sticks it to him but to HER too!! They both deserve it as well as, each other!!! Cheat and you shall get CAUGHT!! May not happen right away but the *truth* ALWAYS comes out!!! And always remember.... KARMA'S A BITCH!!! :D Peace

1347 days ago
63.

Wendy    

SMBA-I hope his wife takes Fantasia to the cleaners!!! Bottom line, most people marry with the intention of being together "until death do us part"......not, "until I get tired of your ass", or "until I find someone better or richer." Throughout the course of a marriage, people change, grow, fall in and out of love, you name it. Marriage is A FULL TIME JOB. For most of us who are married, we hope the vows we took will keep us together through those changes until we can find each other again. When HOs interfere, it makes it all to easy to run off (that goes for male hos also). People need to stay out of married peoples' business and NOT interfere....or, they can suffer the consequences. All this for some broke-ass man (just like Alicia Keyes) who is only going to disappoint her in the end. Leave him with his wife who vowed to honor and keep him for the remainder of their days. Go and find your own man.

1347 days ago
64.

Cathy Brown    

I an thankful that you all are GOD. As one person stated "One without stone cast the first stone." If you recall when Jesus those men brought the woman to God, He also asked where were her accuser, there were none. So we need to pray for her. I am sure she is not the first women Mr. Cook slept with. I am sure the marriage were in danager long before Mrs. Barrino came into the picture. I also pray for Mrs Cook. Suing Mrs. Barrino is not going to solve the problem. Mr. Cook will continue to go out on his wife now or whoever he comes in involve with. If God can and have forgiven us for our sins, whether adultery, stealing, lying and so on he will surley forgive Mrs. Barrino. Advise to Mrs. Barrino you have allowed Satan to creep into you live with all of those tatos on your body. Remember our body is a temple of God. So you have danced with Satan by trying to have fun or do something to makke yourself feel good. God would allowed you to have just a happy. So give your life back to God and He will throw all of your Sins into the sea of forgiven. May God continue to cover you with his blood.

1347 days ago
65.

sam    

I didn't think she was Idol material when she was on Idol, and this just goes to show..

1347 days ago
66.

savi    

you people need to stop judging we don't know what happen or if she even tried to over dose all you know the woman could have been sick. And as far as cook is concerned. if she is going through a custody battle/divorce there is no way in hell she should be trying to make this sort of thing public...sex videos oh yes on top of the parents divorcing now the children also have to swallow that as well.keep that trash private between you and the courts out of the public have some freaking class. if they did in fact have an affair it is a shame he should have left his wife first.this is going to haunt those children just for a moment of revenge

1347 days ago
67.

Capwhan    

Don't people know mools can't help themselves? They will do this and worse all the time. It's in their DNA.

1347 days ago
68.

MARISOL    

Let's see....I can name at least five white women who ISknown to have been with married men before they actually married them. I don't see you redneck racism ass people condeming them. Yet, you take the word of a scorn woman who is suing Fantastia because she wants to make a quick buck, and have her name known to the media. You people are a bunch of airheaded haters. SANDRA BULLOCK WAS FUGGIN HER EX-HUSBAND LONG BEFORE HE GOT A DIVORCE. HIS WIFE WAS TO BUSY GETTING HIGH TO NOTICE.....NEWSFLASH

1347 days ago
69.

nikki    

U PEOPLE HAVE SO MUCH 2 SAY THAT'S WHAT U CALL HATING AND JEALO-C GET U SOME BIZ ZI NESS AND DNT WORRY ABOUT MZ.BARRINO SHE'S A WOMAN OF MANT TALENT'S AND IF U DNT LIKE HER THEN FIND U ANOTHER IDOL BECAUSE CLEARLY SHE IS NOT TRIPPING OFF U HATER'S SO GO FANTASIA AND SPIT ON YO HATERS THEY WISH THEY COULD B U HAHAHAHAAHA!

1347 days ago
70.

savi    

and another thing the woman is on broad way her career is not on the rocks she is doing just fine. but I can imagine being so young and also trying to help support her OWN family that can be a lot of pressure. maybe I need to read the article again but... if cook is trying to sue barrino it proves my point no class what so ever barrino has no responsibility for those children (bless there souls for having crappy parents,) unless of course she plans to marry this jerk

1347 days ago
71.

Danziel    

I hope my Jesus brings salvation unto her. God bless her and her family!

1347 days ago
72.

ozzylaw    

It's my opinion that when people who do not have a stable life become wealthy so fast, they don't have the coping skills to deal with this sudden fame. It's been years since she won Idol, but clearly the fallout from it is still there. The faster they rise, the harder they fall.

1347 days ago
73.

ceeceee    

hey that is no one business if they are having an affair and also the wife should not blame her but go after the husband.He is to blame. Why you famous people take drugs you have money and fame and still unhappy. life to short just enjoy life.

1347 days ago
74.

savi    

I repeat lol you don't know hat she overdosed on people take to many cold pills all the time or mix it with other things like wine and end up in the hospital. the woman is doing fine other than mixing with the wrong man....in reply to ozzy. her career is fine. the fame has not got to her. women everywhere fall for the wrong man or a man at the wrong time. has nothing to do with fame

1347 days ago
75.

BB    

Oh, please this Fantasia Barrino has been on a downward spiral ever since she became so-called famous. Her career is going nowhere and she needs MONEY to pay her bills (Simon Cowell can foot the bills just soooooo far) and off she goes to REALITY TV. Bottom line, "MONEY CANNOT BUY YOU CLASS" and she is the perfect example! Enough said!

1347 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web