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Manager: Fantasia Took an Overdose of Aspirin and a Sleep Aid
people ^ | August 10, 2010 | Eunice Oh

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."


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: americanidol; fantasia; fluke; notalent
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1 posted on 08/10/2010 4:06:03 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

and we care because?

If people are that stupid, let them take themselves out of the gene pool.


2 posted on 08/10/2010 4:07:10 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: GeronL

Read the TV guide, you don't need a TV
3 posted on 08/10/2010 4:07:53 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: JoeProBono

Never heard of her, didn’t need to.


4 posted on 08/10/2010 4:09:11 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: JoeProBono; silent_jonny

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.”


5 posted on 08/10/2010 4:13:54 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

6 posted on 08/10/2010 4:13:54 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

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.


7 posted on 08/10/2010 4:15:35 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: GeronL

8 posted on 08/10/2010 4:16:19 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

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.


9 posted on 08/10/2010 4:17:52 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: JoeProBono; Charles Henrickson; mikrofon; Slings and Arrows
Manager: Fantasia Took an Overdose of Aspirin

AMERICAN

10 posted on 08/10/2010 4:18:31 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Lodi Idol)
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To: freedumb2003

Jennifer Hudson won the oscar, just fyi

that makes 3


11 posted on 08/10/2010 4:18:41 PM PDT by panzerkamphwageneinz (HALLELUJAH)
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To: JoeProBono

overdose on aspirin? yeah right. This is a load of *.


12 posted on 08/10/2010 4:19:32 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: freedumb2003

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.


13 posted on 08/10/2010 4:23:07 PM PDT by Munson
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To: kcvl

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!


14 posted on 08/10/2010 4:25:37 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: JoeProBono

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.


15 posted on 08/10/2010 4:26:05 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: JoeProBono

Death by asprin overdose is pretty nasty from what I’ve heard, there are better ways to kill yourself.


16 posted on 08/10/2010 4:26:08 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: JoeProBono

http://lmdmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/fantasia-n-cook-1lmd3.jpg


17 posted on 08/10/2010 4:26:52 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: mrs. a

http://www.flystylelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/fantasia_in_bikini.jpg


18 posted on 08/10/2010 4:29:35 PM PDT by kcvl
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19 posted on 08/10/2010 4:31:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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.


20 posted on 08/10/2010 4:32:45 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: kcvl

21 posted on 08/10/2010 4:32:48 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Fantasia:

“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 I’m looking for my own man. There’s no boo in my life, I’m married to my career. Right now I’m 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 I’m walking I see people checking, “Like does she have a tattoo there?” As a matter of fact, I’ve never even [met him] before. I think I’d want to be with a guy who’s in the same tax bracket as I am … or higher!”


22 posted on 08/10/2010 4:36:19 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: JoeProBono

MY EYES,, PLEASE TAKE THAT PICTURE OUT OF MY HEAD!!!!!YUK!


23 posted on 08/10/2010 4:37:05 PM PDT by MrPiper
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To: Nosterrex

Sounds like a PR stunt to me.


I think you may be right.


24 posted on 08/10/2010 4:37:34 PM PDT by chasio649 (amused)
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To: martin_fierro

Simon accuses the singer of shouting or shrieking


25 posted on 08/10/2010 4:37:56 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Carley
There are many people who have no deep emotional attachment to their children. I can't imagine ever letting my kids or grandkids down, they are blessings, never a burden.

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.

26 posted on 08/10/2010 4:39:24 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: JoeProBono

http://tinyurl.com/2cefb7t


27 posted on 08/10/2010 4:39:40 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: MrPiper

28 posted on 08/10/2010 4:41:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: panzerkamphwageneinz

>>Jennifer Hudson won the oscar, just fyi

that makes 3<<

That was my point — Hudson was 5th or 6th the year screechtasia won.


29 posted on 08/10/2010 4:42:30 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: JoeProBono

AAAGGGHHH!!

BRAIN BLEACH! BRAIN BLEACH!


30 posted on 08/10/2010 4:44:02 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: mamelukesabre

Guess what happens when you eat a whole bottle of aspirin over a short period of time...


31 posted on 08/10/2010 4:44:18 PM PDT by chris37
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To: mrs. a

antwaun cook wife and child...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__whJ4bFNPu0/Sw12kSk6qjI/AAAAAAAAFGE/WE1b3b_mf2c/s640/Antwaun+Cook+%26+family.jpg


32 posted on 08/10/2010 4:44:42 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: freedumb2003

33 posted on 08/10/2010 4:45:48 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

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...


34 posted on 08/10/2010 4:46:49 PM PDT by chris37
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To: chris37

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.


35 posted on 08/10/2010 4:52:56 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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.


36 posted on 08/10/2010 4:58:25 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Incorrect.

http://www.spiritus-temporis.com/aspirin/overdose.html


37 posted on 08/10/2010 4:58:53 PM PDT by chris37
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To: freedumb2003

David Cook has a rock and roll hit that continues to get airplay btw...


38 posted on 08/10/2010 5:01:45 PM PDT by 38special (Remember in November!)
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To: JoeProBono

Is it just me, or does Simon’s tongue look exactly like a...nevermind.


39 posted on 08/10/2010 5:09:12 PM PDT by chris37
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To: Carley

>>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.<<

Sounds like someone who continues to make bad decision after bad decision and doesn’t learn.


40 posted on 08/10/2010 5:11:54 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: freedumb2003
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?

41 posted on 08/10/2010 5:13:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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42 posted on 08/10/2010 5:15:17 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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43 posted on 08/10/2010 5:17:39 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: silent_jonny; retrokitten

American Idol ping! (And don’t look at post #21!)


44 posted on 08/10/2010 5:17:44 PM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: JoeProBono

Simon is not pleased with me X_X;


45 posted on 08/10/2010 5:19:57 PM PDT by chris37
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To: chris37

Right. aspirin can’t cause dizziness. Aspirin can’t eat holes in your stomach. And aspirin can’t cause vomiting. Gotchya.


46 posted on 08/10/2010 5:22:01 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: chris37
It also looks like she has a...

Nope,, can't make me look again... the hippo helped :)

47 posted on 08/10/2010 5:29:27 PM PDT by MrPiper
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To: mamelukesabre
You didn't even read it did you...

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.

48 posted on 08/10/2010 5:33:09 PM PDT by chris37
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To: MrPiper

ROFL :)


49 posted on 08/10/2010 5:35:24 PM PDT by chris37
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To: chris37

You can die from drinking too much water too. But that doens’t make me believe this story any.


50 posted on 08/10/2010 5:37:59 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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