Fantasia Barrino Recovering From Overdose
The ‘American Idol’ star is feeling the heat following news of her relationship with a married man.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
Fantasia Barrino has been under a lot of stress following the news that she was having an affair with a married man. Now, according to her manager, she is recovering from a drug overdose.
“Her injuries are not life threatening,” Barrino’s manager Brian Dickens told People. “She was dehydrated and exhausted at the time. Fantasia is stable now. She will be released from the hospital soon.”
Barrino allegedly overdosed on aspirin and an unidentified sleep aid. The overdose has been called a suicide attempt by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Barrino was staying.
Earlier this week, Barrino defended herself against allegations that she broke up a man’s marriage. While she did not deny an affair with the man, she said she believed his marriage was effectively over when she began dating him. Despite the week’s challenges, Barrino’s manager has faith in her.
“Fantasia is a fighter and a survivor. This is not the hardest thing Fantasia has endured,” Dickens said. “Fantasia will be stronger, smarter and better for it. Fantasia sends her praise to God and her eternal gratitude to her fans, friends and family.”
Let’s hope Fantasia gets well soon. (People)