A 911 phone call obtained by gossip Web site, TMZ.com reveals season three “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino digested a bottle of Aspirin and was found in a closet nearly unconscious on Aug. 9. She is reportedly in “stable” condition and recovering at a hospital near her home.
In a statement, the North Carolina-based singer’s publicist said she was “overwhelmed” by a lawsuit and media attention surrounding her relationship with boyfriend Antwaun Cook, who is married. Cook’s wife, Paula Cook, accused Barrino of calling her home and making a sex tape with her husband.
However, the 26-year-old star’s representatives say she was not responsible for the dissolution of the Cook marriage.
“Fantasia will weather this storm with the dignity and grace that she has exemplified throughout a life in which she has repeatedly overcome obstacles and challenges,” the singer’s manager, Brian Dickens, said in a statement earlier this week. “Fantasia’s faith in God, herself and family remain as strong as ever.”
Barrino has one daughter and has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards. According to her Web site, she will release Back to Me, her third studio album, on Aug. 24.