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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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Stress of sexing it up with a married man getting to her? Consequences!

1533 days ago


What goes around comes around - maybe some day Ms. Barrino will have a husband and children, and he'll go dogging around banging D-list celebs. Could happen.

1533 days ago


#1 - no the stress of supporting a family that doesn't work and her TV show clearly shows....the man was just the icing. But she will survive. She's a very good talent...maybe she can't handle all the stress of being on Broadway, promoting a Cd, supporting her family...remember she's only 21 or 22 years old. That's a lot for one person!

1533 days ago


Mrs. Barrino needs to get her life together IMMEDIATELY.
All the drugs in the world will NOT erase the fact that she is partially to blame for this mans' marriage breakup. Deny,deny and more denials. As for Mr. Cook- you sir, are a weasel of the worse kind.

1533 days ago

Don Proctor    

These entertainment people, as they are called, are in my opinion mostly unstable, dimwitted trash with mouths like gutters, third grade mentalities and total recklessness, which they try to pass off as "cool" or "karma." That's why I believe there are so many short, burned-out careers. They are apparently too dumb to realize when they are being used. Those who exploit them are understandably similar to greedy dogs, grabbing it up before the free meal goes away.

1533 days ago


RE: Fantasia Barrino of American Idol season 3 caught in affair w/ married man ,rushed to hospital for apparent overdose: OBVIOUS SIGNS OF A GUILTY CONSCIOUS!!!! She knows she's lying.

1533 days ago

Barbara Walker    

Let's not forget he is to blame he knows he's married he should not have steped out ,everyone want to blame her,but lets keep it real,how many men LIE,& tell u they r not together w/wife? let those witout stones cast the first one, How do u know its even true &ur downing her May God cover Fantasia in the Blood keep her safe from danger seen & unseen

1533 days ago

JaneQuilla Greene    

I hate when people that is jealous of other people and the fame that they get start talking about something that they don't know, for one do anyone have the fact, was any of you that is dogging her out was there, so before you start calling someone out of their name, look in the mirror cause you are the biggest one. Ecspecially the person that called her a hood rat. Stop being jealous and stop spreading rumors that you don't know. Thats what wrong with this world today.

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1533 days ago


its a shame the first drop of dope don't kill you.

1533 days ago

sine batticks    

jennifer lopez

1533 days ago


She is 26yo. And she needs to stop supporting her lazy family who expect her to pay for everything! This is her own fault. She needs to be an adult, take responsibility, and only support her daughter.

1533 days ago


She has a good deal of talent but this is not the way to express it. The married man was obviously intent on "groping for trout in a peculiar river;" common thing among both men and women, and she happened to take the bait. She needs to get this behind her and straighten out.

1533 days ago


No talent.............just screams when she sings

1533 days ago


Fantasia, no talent just a screamer

1533 days ago
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