Fantasia: Hospitalized for Overdose, Releases Statement Regarding Relationship with Antwaun Cook

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With a cheating scandal and even sex tape rumors floating around her, Fantasia Barrino was hospitalized with a "medical overdose" last night.

According to, the singer was taken to a North Carolina hospital around 9 p.m. with a condition the reports describes as NOT life-threatening.

Fantasia Barrino on Stage

At the moment, it's unclear whether or not this overdose was intentional.

As we've detailed over the last couple days, a woman named Paula Cook has accused Fantasia of sleeping with her husband. She even alleges that Barrino and Antwaun Cook made a sex tape together.

Through her reps, the former American Idol champion denied responsibility for ruining the Cook's marriage yesterday, though didn't entirely shoot down the affair accusation.

In mid-July, Fantasia abandoned her Twitter account with the following, cryptic message:  Learn How to up lift your People, pray 4 Them, and Not be so quick to Judge and put them Down And: I’m Only Human.

** UPDATE: Fantasia's rep has released the following statement on this incident and the rumored relationship with Antwaun Cook...

Fantasia has always been an open book. Honesty, self-respect, and personal responsibility are values she wears proudly.

Fantasia believed Mr. Cook when he told her he was not happy in his marriage and his heart was not in it. She believed him when he told her he and Mrs. Cook separated in the late summer of 2009. She believed Mr. Cook when he told her he lived elsewhere.

He even took her there. One of Mr. Cook’s most redeeming qualities was his complete devotion to his children. Fantasia fell in love with Mr. Cook and believed that he loved her.

Fantasia and Mr. Cook dated on and off for about eleven months. The pressure of the constant media attention was hard on their relationship. Fantasia gave inconsistent interviews about the status of her relationship with Mr. Cook because sometimes they were on and sometimes they were off.

When they were on, they spent most of their time together when she was not traveling with work.

Fantasia read Mrs. Cook’s Complaint against Mr. Cook for the first time yesterday. She knows some of the allegations in Mrs. Cook's complaint are totally false. There are others she strongly doubts. There is plenty she does not know.

Fantasia is heartbroken and is sorry for any pain she may have caused. Yesterday, she was totally overwhelmed by the lawsuit and the media attention. Last night, Fantasia was hospitalized. She took an overdose of aspirin and a sleep aid.

Her injuries are not life threatening. She was dehydrated and exhausted at the time. Fantasia is stable now. She will be released from the hospital soon. Fantasia is a fighter and a survivor. This is not the hardest thing Fantasia has endured.

Fantasia will be stronger, smarter, and better for it. Her work has always inspired her and served as a source of strength. Her new album, “Back To Me,” will be released on August 24th.

Fantasia sends her praise to God and her eternal gratitude to her fans, friends, and family. God is good.


just hang in there u r a strong and courageous girl


Don't worry about those haters and what people think of you. Hold your head up girl and raise that pretty little girl of yours. People are going to talk regardless of what you do. Everybody can always comment about other people life but not of their own.No telling what a person would do if they were in your situation.Girl build a bridge and get over that nigga and focus on your new album and your daughter,she needs you must.


This woman had many mistakes done before and then tried to come back through interviews and speaks of God as her inspiration. A decent,quiet and simple life is what God loves. Money is all what you crave for!! So what is life???


In spite of all the the self-righteous people, who are sooo perfect - Young lady, get up, dust yourself off - Begin Again!! LOVE Fantasia and continue to look out for yourself and your daughter! I will continue to support and Love YOU!!!!


God is the lifter up of our heads. Put on the garment of praise for your spirit of heaviness. Be encouranged my sister.


All you ppl talking bad about fantasia arent yall human too??Have you not made mistakes in your life and choices that youre not proud of?She didnt know he was still with his wife so shut the fuck up.You dont pay her damn bills and you sure as hell dont raise her child or know how she raise her child.She got more damn backbone to admit her mistakes than most of you real relationship wreckin hoes.Remember angelina jolie knew brad pitt was married and actually didnt give a damn now talk about her white ass.Now stay out of fantasia business.She still got more money than yall broke ass haters.LOVE YOU FANTASIA


Eh eh eh...same shit over and over...learn to stay the hell out of other people's relationship and that's the bottom line...she knew damn well he was married why else would she have called his wife huh? i just hope the intended home wreckers learn to stay the hell away from that practice cause what goes around always comes around.


Attention bankruptcy court, remember this woman, she will be meeting you very soon.


Cheryl, You said it better than anything I could say and Reed the part about plugging her newest album that won't sell more than a couple thousand if that! Fantasia is and has always been too focused on having a MALE in her Life and Blowing Money she doesn't have. Soon she will be on the Street with the Rest of her Lazy Hanger On Family members. What a waste of a God given talent. It is people like Her that Turn people off about religion she is always spouting. Maybe it is time she spend some time Home with Her CHILD and READ that BIBLE she claims she knows! Filming a Sex Video? Who in their right mind does that?? Maybe that will sell because the "new album" Won't!! The Ride is Over Fantasia. .


Fantasia hold your head up high. God forgives all except taking your own life because you can't ask for forgiveness when you kill yourself. Be at peace sista and keep on singing. We are only human and we all make mistakes. Learn from it. As Donnie McClurkin says "We fall down but we get up" Get own up girl and walk with your head high. Jesus loves you and so do I!

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