Police say Fantasia Barrino attempted suicide www.privateofficer.com
Charlotte NC Aug 11 2010 A police report has classified the overdose of ‘American Idol’ winner Fantasia Barrino as a “suicide/overdose,” according to MTV.com. Her manager says she ingested a sleep aid and aspirin after reading a court complaint from a woman who says Barrino had an affair with her husband, according to TMZ.
Manager Brian Dickens claims Barrino overdosed on the drugs after she read documents filed by Paula Cook, which allege Barrino had a year-long affair with her husband, Antwaun Cook, made a sex tape with him, and then telephoned her making malicious statements about the relationship.
Dickens was the person who called 911 to report Barrino had overdosed, telling authorities that something was wrong with the star. RadarOnline reports that police were responding to a “suicide attempt call.”
MTV reports that sources said when police arrived on scene, Barrino was in a closet in her Charlotte, North Carolina home. She was immediately taken to Mercy South Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center in Pineville.
“Fantasia is heartbroken and is sorry for any pain she may have caused,” Dickens wrote in a statement to CNN. “Yesterday she was totally overwhelmed by the lawsuit and the media attention.”
Neon Limelight reports that Barrino is expected to be released from the hospital sometime on Tuesday. Her representative said “Fantasia is stable now… Fantasia is a fighter and a survivor.”