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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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76.

Kathy    

DRAMA ,DRAMA , DRAMA! What goes around comes around! All people have feelings just don't act on them!

1444 days ago
77.

michelle3    

no one said aything bout him being wrong for what he did knowing that he was married, so its both of their faults

1444 days ago
78.

hearditallb4    

No sympathy--this big boned amazon could take a whole bottle of meds without consequence.
Posted at 12:13 PM on Aug 10, 2010 by joan

@Joan, what difference does her size make? You need to check your mirror, your jealousy is showing...tuck it in, better yet, get rid of it...sad!

1444 days ago
79.

Sick of Self-Righteous People    

Really.........we can all sit here and crucify this lady for somethiing that most of us as humans have dealt with at one point or another. Lets be real..how many have us have not done things that "we" know are wrong, yet, we still do them. She is a single woman and "yes" its wrong to lay in the mud with a pig but we have all done it....married or not. So, cut it out and look in the mirror because people who live in glass houses have no business throwing stones.......hypocrites

1444 days ago
80.

wendy    

well i would say something went on with the two of them being on a jetski together (pictures on Nancy Grace show. makes ya wonder where mrs cook was while mr cook was having FUN with Fantasia, and listening to fantasia lie about the relationship in the same show. now if this is so innocent why does fantasia have a tatoo of his last name(cook)on her body right above her heart? as they showed the "cook" tatoo mr cook and fantasia were walking together holding hands!!! Nothing is going on??? right. oh yea, ya dont blame only one of them cuz they are both to blame for fantasia going down, and mr cooks marriage going down the tubes. personnally, i hope mrs cook takes them both for everything they have cuz it is well deserved.

1444 days ago
81.

Cat    

I don't know the whole story as we rarely get the whole story. What I do know is Barrino is "not responsible" for the deterioration of the marriage. As no one other than the husband and wife hold responsibility for the success or failure of their marriage.

1444 days ago
82.

Kathy    

Not so michelle3.If she didn't want him what would he do . Had she turned away so would he. Her fault for sure. The woman calls the shots always.

1444 days ago
83.

that girl     

You all are some bull****. The truth is that we do not know the truth so shut your mouth. Cause you were not there. Get a job and find something else to do.

1444 days ago
84.

diane    

She KNEW he was married folks-she bears part of the blame in the marriage troubles too-she just thought why not-another black woman who is a whor*-sorry but she is-and she cant sing either-i guess her "people" voted for her like they did our POTUS

1444 days ago
85.

MICKI    

SHE NEEDS TO START LIVING HER LIFE FOR HER KIDS. SHE IS A GREAT SINGER BUT THE PEOPLE SHE HANGS WITH ARE NOT GOOD FOR HER AND SHE'S MAKEING BAD CHOICES, AND NOW THIS. SHE SHOULD GET A LITTLE CLASS,FORGET THE HAIR COLORS, TATOO'S ETC, HER MONEY WON'T LAST LONG SPENDING IT LIKE SHE HAS.I SAW HER IN NY IN PURPLE SHE WAS GREAT. WHAT A SAD THING SHE HAS GOTTEN INTO. I WOULD MOVE AWAY AND START A BETTER LIFE WITH BETTER PEOPLE AROUND ME. I HOPE SHE MAKES IT,

1444 days ago
86.

MICKI    

WHY WOULD SOMEONE WHO HAS THE TALENT AND THE CHANCE TO LIVE A GOOD LIFE GET HER SELF IN ALL THIS TROUBLE, I SAW HER IN PURPLE IN NEW YORK SHE WAS GREAT. THEN EVERYTHING HIT THE FAN. SHE SHOULD RETHINK EVERYTHING BEFORE ITS TOO LATE. SHE'S HAD IT HARD BEFOR IDOL, SHE SHOULD START BEING A LITTLE CLASSY INSTEAD OD HANG WITH THE OLD GANG. PEOPLE LIKE TO SEE THE GOOD GIRL NOT THE ONE THAT HAS ALL THAT DRAMA GOING ON. CLEAN UP YOUR ACT AND SING YOUR HEART OUT AND MAKE A GOOD LIFE FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILDREN.

1444 days ago
87.

nora turner    

hell people do what they want who knows the wife could be mean an hateful as hell as we no it a two way street,so stop saying thing you no nothing about.just cause you are marrige dont mean you are happy.

1444 days ago
88.

rosaline    

First and foremost..look at him and look at her...He played on her insecurities, regardless of her money , he knew he could win with her because she's not that attractive!!! Fantasia grow up, wisen up and stop looking for men that are not yours and will never be.I personally don't have respect for women who cheat with married men, all that shows is that you feel you only worth being sloppy seconds ...eho knows maybe it was planned by him in his wife, the only fool here is FANTASIA...you have more to lose, your mother should have taught you better!!! It's called MORALS....

1444 days ago
89.

isadore ford    

fantaisa is new to negative media and the media will blow up any thing connected to alagations.fantaisa is a sweet heart a will learn how to protect her star

1444 days ago
90.

sha sha    

why are people blaming the woman why this is the mans fault as usually when he met her he didn't say hi my name is...... and by the way I'm marry would you like to go out no he didn't so why is everyone blaming her why do the wifes or the girlfriends always blame the other woman don't get it twisted its the mans fault when are woman going to realize it his wife knows its his fault but shes trying to play the injury party PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

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