Fantasia Barrino’s overdose has been confirmed as a suicide attempt. The troubled artist ingested a combination of aspirin and a sleep aid and suffered internal injuries. It has been reported that Barrino was found in the closet of the Glynmoor Lakes neighborhood home and was rushed to Mercy South Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center in Pineville.
Fantasia’s father, Joseph Barrino, Fantasiaâ€™s father reported to RadarOnline that his daughter was â€œdoing fine.â€
The police report was classified as â€œ801- suicideâ€.
For copy of police report go here
Her rep has released a statement regarding the suicide attempt and Fantasia’s relationship with Antwaun Cook.
Here is the statement in its entirety
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. Cookâ€™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. Cookâ€™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, â€œBack To Me,â€ will be released on August 24th.
The lyrics to â€œIâ€™m Hereâ€ say it best:
â€œI Believe I Have Inside Of Me
Everything That I Need To Live A Bountiful Life
With All The Love Inside Of Me
Iâ€™ll Stand As Tall As The Tallest Tree
And Iâ€™m Thankful For Each Day That Iâ€™m Given
Both The Easy And The Hard Ones Iâ€™m Livinâ€™
But Most Of All
Yes, Iâ€™m Thankful For Lovinâ€™ Who I Really Amâ€
Fantasia sends her praise to God and her eternal gratitude to her fans, friends, and family.