Fantasia Barrino Released From Hospital After OD
Two days after former American Idol Fantasia Barrino was hospitalized for attempting suicide, the singer's manager Brian Dickens confirms to UsMagazine.com that she has been released from the hospital.
"She has been lifted up by the outpouring of love and support from her fans," Dickens tells Us. "She is more committed than ever to her daughter and her work because they are her heart, her soul and inspiration."
In an eerie 911 call obtained by TMZ earlier today, a male voice (likely Dickens, who signed the police report), is heard telling police, "An individual took a bottle of Aspirin and she is slowly losing consciousness."
When the operator asks if 26-year-old Barrino is alone, he responds: "I'm outside, but somebody is with her inside." When asked if she is bleeding, he says, "Yes." He says she doesn't have a weapon and is not violent.
"She's in the shower. Her family tried to put her in the shower to try to keep her awake until the paramedics get there," the male says to the dispatcher, who responds, "Take her out of the shower and turn the water off."
The suicide attempt came just after the Idol winner had been the subject of rumors she made a sex tape with a married man, Antwaun Cook, causing his wife, Paula, to file for divorce.
Prior to the incident, Dickens told Us that the singer is "certain that she is not responsible for the deterioration of Cook's marriage."