Fantasia on Overdose: I Wanted to Die

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Over the next few weeks, Fantasia Barrino has a new album and a new season of her reality show coming out.

For that reason, it's been hard for some people to not question the authenticity of her recent problems, which started with an accusation that she made a sex tape with a married man and climaxed with a hospitalization for a pill overdose.

But the former American Idol champion says she really did sink that low on August 9.

"I didn't have any fight in me. I didn't care about anything. I just wanted out," Fantasia tells VH1 in a new Behind the Music interview, which airs tomorrow, the same day her new CD comes out.

Continuing to defend her against accusations that this is all an orchestrated PR stunt, Barrino added:

"I just sat in the closet and looked at the mirror and took all the pills in the bottle. I wanted to go to sleep and just be at peace. I knew exactly what I was doing. You can't accidentally take a whole bottle of pills." 

True. But you can ensure you'll be found before it's too late, as Fantasia did by texting manager Brian Dickens about 10 minutes after ingesting the pills.

Still, the singer - who reality show cameras have filmed alongside scandalous boyfriend Antwaun Cook over the last few days - insists she was upset when she awoke in the hospital and realized she was "still in this hellhole."

"I was tired of people doing me wrong, constantly, over and over again, dealing with my family – my father, dealing with men and their shit – I was tired," she says of the incident. "My head was hurting me. I was over it."

What do you think? Was the overdose truly a sign of Fantasia wanting to end her life? Or, we shudder to even think it, of her wanting to increase album sales and reality show ratings?

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I am sure he was not worth the drama. I hope she is in church and therapy. Fantasia, leave married men alone please.

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Well, she wants to die cause she hasn't made any music worth listening to..she's no Kelly Clarkston, I guess Adam Lambert will get more of a chance than she got!, and Clay ATkins..she's not gay, so she's not rewarded with a good career!(yea, I know Kelly Clarkston is straight!!)

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Why would someone take pills to make her CD boom? thats the dumbest shit ever ! All u damn press and haters are just some asses . I know the married man thing and sex tape wasnt right but it just got worse cuz she famous but if she was a ordinary person it would be like sleeping with your best friends man .So yall need to support her or shut the hell up becuz she is a strong woman and needs a little help. And yall act like u never mad a bad choice . This to shall past Fantasia luv u gurl

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Aside the infidelity Fantasia, you have other responsibilities and I don't mean your outside family. I am meaning your child. what if help was not available to you at the time? your lucky someone found you. speaking of lucky, the lyrics to that song is going to hang you. The very best thing you can do right now is to surrender. Pay the other woman out, make a public speach with a heart felt apology and pick yourself back up. Its the only way out for you. Good luck

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this phoney media hoebag is UGLIER THAN A PIG IN VOMIT! ewwwwwwwwwwww

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FANTAISIA B STRONG I WISH I COULD B THERE 4 YOU PPL SAY WE LOOK A LIKE BUT ANYWAY I BEEN A BIG BIG FAN OF YOURS IN HEART FROM THE BEGINNING....HOLD YOUR HEAD AND REMEMBER U GOT MY SUPPORT ALL THE WAY IN BROOKLYN!!!! WITH LOVE ALDAY CHONTA AND REMEMBER LOVE TO B

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That would be so sad to pull something like that and forget about your child. Better give that baby up now so they can get use to someone who isnt playing russian roulet with their lives. do u know they will blame themselves for years to come if you were to succeed. Not a smart move Fantasia. Time to GROW UP and take care of your child and stop boohooing

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girlfriend you are one stoopid mutha f*cka. who takes aspirin to kill themselves? and then you just blab and blab about it like it is a great thing. you are one sick attention whore. you need to shut up and think about how you'll live after the bf's wife sues your arse. you knew he was married. well gf, you live in NC and those NC laws are gonna come back to haunt you. too bad so sad.

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Leo, you are right. Most that "talk" about it its for attention. It would be done kinda like some other celebs threating to swallow pills if her husband i mean (partner) leaves. One thing I can though sometimes a higher power just wont let it be.... I can see both sides. I think you have really good point. I wish her the best and everyone else depression is really hard to deal with sometimes. All money in world does not make somebody happy at least I dont think so. Money would sure make things easier if you did not have to worry about witch utilty you can pay this month. Wish you the best. Have a great day...

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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