Fantasia Barrino Continues Album Publicity, Overdose Explanation Tour

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Less than two weeks after she was hospitalized for a pill overdose, Fantasia Barrino is not in therapy or rehab.

Instead, she's in front of the camera, explaining the reasons behind her suicide attempt ("I just wanted out," she tells VH1) and, of course, promoting the new album that just came out.

In an interview with ABC's Good Morning America today, the singer said was asked about the troubling incident and replied:

"I think I was just overloaded with everything, with carrying six years of so much. I always take a licking and keep on ticking... it just became heavy for me to the point that I just wanted to be away from the noise... There's so much that people don't understand. They just see the glitz and the glamour, and they feel like life is so perfect, but we're human and we go through things."

The main things these days have been an exposed affair with Antwaun Cook and a possibly pending lawsuit from his wife, Paula.

But Fantasia insists this relationship was NOT the reason she aimed to take her life on August 9.

"I think everybody feels like I tried to harm myself over a man, but you know I've been in a lot of bad relationships," she said. "I think that had somewhat to do with it because it was so heavy, it was brand new information, I was already going through so much.

"But I think it was just six years of everything, of me holding all that stuff on the inside and not letting it out... I got very, very tired."

She's not too tired to talk up her CD, "Back to Me," or star in a reality show that premieres on September 19, however. Such a confluence of events and publicity has many wondering just how authentic Barrino's actions have been over the past few weeks.

We'll leave readers to debate that topic. Below, you can watch Fantasia's entire interview on ABC and form an opinion.

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YOU ALL TALK ABOUT WHAT SHE DID YOU GUYS ONLY SAYING THAT BCUZ THE SHOE IN ON YOUR FOOT BUT WE ALL HAVE SINNED IN LIFE & SHE NOT THE ONLY ONE OUT HERE THAT HAS DATED A MARRIED MAAN & ALL YOU GUYS ARE MISSING THE KEY PART OF IT THAT HE SAID HIM & HIS WIFE WAS "NOT" TOGETHER & YOU WANNA BLAME HER BUT A WOMAN CAN ONLY GO OFF WHAT SHE IS TOLD SO LEAVE HER THE HELL ALONE & MIND YOUR OWN DAMN BUSINESS I LOVE HER & HER MUSIC & WILL CONTINUE TO BE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF HER & BUY HER MUSIC BCUZ WE ALL HAVE A RITE TO LIVE & LIVE FREE & YOU ALL WANNA JUST POINT THAT OUT THAT HE WAS MARRIED BUT IF YOU WILL READ THEY ENDED IT IN JUNE OF 2009 HIM & THE WIFE THEN HIM & FANTASIA STARTED THEIRS AFTER HE WAS SEPARATED FROM HIS WIFE SO YOU ALL & HIS WIFE NEED TO LEAVE HER THE HELL ALONE & HIM......!!!!

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Who are we to judge....where is the LOVE in this world today sad very sad. So many evil minded people.... TRY GIVING SOMEONE POSITIVE ADVICES. Why killed someone with your Words. God help us all.

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BOOHOO- she better get some more help and maybe new freinds.She's a walking mess.Can't stand to listen to that whinny voice!!!!!

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Can we please ban this loser from ever appearing on TV or a gossip site again? Not only is her drama and her whining annoying as all hell but it was all her undoing.
Maybe if she didn't insist on financially supporting her entire family she wouldn't have all of this stress? Or maybe if she hadn't carried on a relationship with a married man she wouldn't have this lawsuit? PS - I feel no sympathy (which is obviously what she wants) towards any parent or anyone for that matter that attempts to take their own life.

Fantasia Barrino Biography

Fantasia Barrino Pic Fantasia Barrino won season three of American Idol. Since then, she has starred in a Broadway production of The Color Purple, which... More »
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