Skip to comments.Manager: Fantasia Took an Overdose of Aspirin and a Sleep Aid
Posted on 08/10/2010 4:06:02 PM PDT by JoeProBono
It's been a rough week for Fantasia Barrino.
The American Idol season 3 champ was hospitalized Monday in Charlotte, N.C., after overdosing on aspirin and a sleep aid, her manager Brian Dickens confirmed Tuesday.
"Her injuries are not life threatening. She was dehydrated and exhausted at the time," Dickens said. "Fantasia is stable now. She will be released from the hospital soon."
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident was classified as a suicide attempt. The police report lists Dickens as the reporting person and says Barrino was found with "possible internal injuries."
and we care because?
If people are that stupid, let them take themselves out of the gene pool.
Never heard of her, didn’t need to.
She is one of the worst singers ever — all she did was screech. No wonder a 5th or 6th placer shot past her and snagged an Oscar.
The only winners of Idol who have done well are Underwood and Clarkson. I was at Busch Gardens, VA last weekend and they were featuring David Cook. I guess the local County Fair hadn’t opened its doors yet.
Sorry to hear about her problems, but when you are promised so much and get it with so little talent, you are bound to be continuously disappointed in your “career.”
Sounds like a PR stunt to me. I do not watch American Idol, so I had no idea who this is. I hope she sings better than she looks.
The rep just released a statement saying Fantasia ingested the medication after feeling “overwhelmed by the lawsuit and the media attention” surrounding her relationship with her on-again, off-again boyfriend Antwaun Cook ... who happens to be married.
Jennifer Hudson won the oscar, just fyi
that makes 3
overdose on aspirin? yeah right. This is a load of *.
She may not be an exceptional singer, but she has a good life story save for the suicide attempt. She did a movie for the Lifetime network.
Maybe community theater might be the next place for her.
There’s a poem I learned as a little girl, and I wisely governed myself upon it:
If he’s married,
Hear me well.
Cool it, dearie,
And run like hell!
A month after Paula Cook separated from her husband, Barrino is alleged to have interrupted a phone conversation between the estranged couple, telling Cook, “He don’t want you. Maybe the next time you get a husband you’ll know how to keep him. That’s why he is here with me,” according to the documents.
Barrino has appeared publicly with a tattoo on her left shoulder reading “Cook,” an apparent tribute to Antwaun Cook, who is said to have a similar tattoo in the same place on his shoulder, according to the documents.
Death by asprin overdose is pretty nasty from what I’ve heard, there are better ways to kill yourself.
Since I am pro life I will pray for her to find a way to live her life in a productive honorable way.
She is a mother and her child deserves a mother who loves and cherishes her.
“Yes, [the rumors] were all really cute to me. I guess it was something about a guy from T-Mobile? Inaccurate. He was hot, but I think Im looking for my own man. Theres no boo in my life, Im married to my career. Right now Im not really focused on a boyfriend; we all know what happens when you get them I have no tattoo on my shoulder, [that rumor] was very well put together! I wear my body out more purposefully now and when Im walking I see people checking, Like does she have a tattoo there? As a matter of fact, Ive never even [met him] before. I think Id want to be with a guy whos in the same tax bracket as I am or higher!”
MY EYES,, PLEASE TAKE THAT PICTURE OUT OF MY HEAD!!!!!YUK!
Sounds like a PR stunt to me.
I think you may be right.
Simon accuses the singer of shouting or shrieking
In the age of walk in abortion clinics I suppose I'm a dinosaur.
You'll never convince me that the abortion culture hasn't changed the way society views children, for the worse.
>>Jennifer Hudson won the oscar, just fyi
that makes 3<<
That was my point — Hudson was 5th or 6th the year screechtasia won.
BRAIN BLEACH! BRAIN BLEACH!
Guess what happens when you eat a whole bottle of aspirin over a short period of time...
antwaun cook wife and child...
How is it that her leg goes backward then forward again at the knee!!?
She has frickin’ dog legs for pete’s sake!
It also looks like she has a...
First of all, there’s no incentive to overdose on aspirin since there is no such thing as an aspirin high or any pleasant feelings at all. But if you take too much, it eats holes in your stomach and causes dizzy spells. ON an empty stomach, I suppose it would make you vomit.
Fantasia is a single mom. Never had a husband. She had a little girl when she was on Idol. Close to her Church but I suspect the fame spoiled her.
She went bankrupt. Borrowed tons of money for a big house and then didn’t pay the bills.
All in all she is without structure and without a strong support system.
I wish her well.
David Cook has a rock and roll hit that continues to get airplay btw...
Is it just me, or does Simon’s tongue look exactly like a...nevermind.
>>Fantasia is a single mom. Never had a husband. She had a little girl when she was on Idol. Close to her Church but I suspect the fame spoiled her.
She went bankrupt. Borrowed tons of money for a big house and then didnt pay the bills.<<
Sounds like someone who continues to make bad decision after bad decision and doesn’t learn.
You mean Obama didn't make her house payments?
American Idol ping! (And don’t look at post #21!)
Simon is not pleased with me X_X;
Right. aspirin can’t cause dizziness. Aspirin can’t eat holes in your stomach. And aspirin can’t cause vomiting. Gotchya.
Nope,, can't make me look again... the hippo helped :)
I'll save you the trouble of clicking the link, ok?
Overdose can be acute or chronic; that is, a person can overdose by taking one very large dose or smaller doses over a period of time. Acute overdose has a mortality rate of 2%. Chronic overdose is more commonly lethal with a mortality rate of 25%. The most common cause of death during an aspirin overdose is noncardiogenic pulmonary edema.
Anyway, goodnight, and be careful around bottles of aspirin, because it's contents can kill you if used improperly.
You can die from drinking too much water too. But that doens’t make me believe this story any.