Update: Fantasia “Doing Fine” After Overdose

By: / August 11, 2010

The people close to Fantasia Barrino say the former American Idol winner is recovering and “stable” after overdosing on aspirin and sleeping pills. The songbird’s father, Joseph Barrino, tells Us Weekly his daughter is “doing fine” and People quotes Fantasia’s manager, Brian Dickens, as saying she will be released from the hospital soon. 

Her injuries are not life threatening. She was dehydrated and exhausted at the time…Fantasia is stable now.

Dickens said he’s confident the songbird will bounce back from the overdose.

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.

Fantasia’s health scare came the same week she was accused of breaking up the marriage of a North Carolina couple, with the wife, Paula Cook, alleging in court papers that a sex tape proves Fantasia began an affair with her husband, Antwuan Cook, in August 2009. Fantasia denied she was the cause of the split.

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