Fantasia Barrino hospitalized for overdose of medication


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Fantasia Barrino was hospitalized for treatment of a ‘medication overdose’ Monday night, sources tell WCNC NewsChannel 36 in Charlotte, N.C.

Barrino’s rep confirmed the overdose to TMZ on Tuesday.


Whether the ‘American Idol’ winner’s reported overdose was accidental or intentional was not known, according to WCNC’s sources, who said that according to doctors, the incident was not life-threatening.

Barrino had a pretty lousy day Monday, when divorce papers accusing her of being a home wrecker went public. Her manager released a statement contradicting those accusations.

The singer had struggled with health issues during the Los Angeles run of ‘The Color Purple’ in February, missing a number of shows due to vocal inflammation. (The Times did, incidentally, review her performance favorably.)

-- Christie D’Zurilla

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