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Fantasia Barrino in hospital for overdose




American Idol Fantasia Barrino was in a Charlotte, N.C., hospital after being admitted Monday night for an apparent medication overdose, the city's NBC affiliate WCNC reports. Does this have anything to do with her being accused of breaking up some guy's marriage?

The station says the 26-year-old was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville around 8:55 p.m. Monday. A representative confirmed the report to TMZ, noting on Tuesday the drugs involved were aspirin and a sleeping aid, but the condition was not life-threatening.

Monday was the same day Barrino countered N.C. woman Paula Cook's court claim that the singer's alleged affair with Cook's husband, Antwaun, was the reason their marriage failed. Not only that, but Paula claimed Fantasia and Antwaun Cook made sex tapes of their romps together.

Fantasia's rep on Tuesday released a statement saying that Barrino and Antwuan had been having an affair, but Fantasia thought the married couple were separated. Some of Paula's allegations are "totally false," the note said.

"Fantasia and Mr. Cook dated on and off for about eleven months. The pressure of the constant media attention was hard on their relationship," the statement read. "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."

Well, "stable" might be the medically correct term, but we really don't think that's describing the situation in the proper amount of detail.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 5:01pm]


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