Fantasia: Suicide Attempt or Accidental Overdose?
The just-released 911-call placed after cops say American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino attempted suicide. The unidentified caller said, "An individual took a bottle of aspirin, and she's slowly losing consciousness."
Police say that Fantasia tried to kill herself with an overdose of aspirin and sleeping pills in her Charlotte, North Carolina home, where she was found in her closet, of all places.
INSIDE EDITION spoke with Diana DeGarmo, who was the runner-up on the third season of American Idol, and is now preparing to go on tour in the musical Nine to Five.
An interviewer asked her, "What was your reaction when you heard about this alleged suicide attempt?"
DeGarmo responded, "I was shocked just as much as everybody else was because that's not the Fantasia that any of us know! She's a happy-go-lucky girl—always this bright energy."
Fantasia is said to have attempted suicide days after a divorce court filing alleged the singer was having an affair with a married man, Antwaun Cook. In the court papers, the man's wife says that Fantasia had a "covert adulterous relationship" with her husband and even "tattooed his name on her upper left shoulder." The woman also claims that Fantasia and the married man made a sex tape, and Fantasia was said to be humiliated by the existence of the tape.
According to a statement from Barrino's manager, "She believed him when he told her he and Mrs. Cook separated. Fantasia is heartbroken. She feels betrayed. She is also sorry for the pain she has caused."