With a cheating scandal and even sex tape rumors floating around her, Fantasia Barrino was hospitalized with a “medical overdose” last night.
According to WCNC.com, the singer was taken to a North Carolina hospital around 9 p.m. with a condition the reports describes as NOT life-threatening.
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.
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.