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American Idol star Fantasia Barrino hospitalized for overdose
« on: August 10, 2010, 05:02:37 PM »
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American Idol star Fantasia Barrino hospitalized for overdose
Posted: Aug 10, 2010 1:40 PM CDT Updated: Aug 10, 2010 4:53 PM CDT


CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Former American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino has been hospitalized in the Charlotte-area after police sources confirm that she attempted to commit suicide.

According to a report filed with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officers responded on Monday at 8:43 p.m. to a suicide attempt call at a home on Bevington Place.

Police sources and sources close to the investigation say Barrino was found in the closet of the Glynmoor Lakes neighborhood home and she was taken to Mercy South Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center in Pineville.

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Re: American Idol star Fantasia Barrino hospitalized for overdose
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2010, 05:20:22 PM »
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Aug 10 2010 5:03 PM EDT 2,885
Fantasia Hospitalized After Apparent Suicide Attempt
Season-three 'American Idol' winner overdosed on medication, according to police report.

By Kara Warner

Season-three "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino has been hospitalized in North Carolina for a drug overdose after an apparent suicide attempt, WBTV reports.

The CBS affiliate cites a police report filed with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg precinct, in which officers were notified late Monday evening by Barrino's manager, Brian Dickens, that something was wrong with the former "Color Purple" star.

According to the police sources, the officers who arrived on the scene reportedly found Barrino in the closet of a home in the Glynmoor Lakes neighborhood. The fomer "Idol" champ was immediately taken to Mercy South Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center in Pineville, North Carolina.

The police report classified Burrino's condition as a "suicide/overdose" and described Barrino as having suffered "possible internal injuries" after she ingested too much medication. The incident is said to be part of an ongoing investigation. A rep for Barrino did not respond to requests for comment at press time.

Barrino was her usual sweet and spunky self when she talked to MTV News last month about the release of her video for "Bittersweet." She spoke proudly of having taken control of creative and directorial decisions during the shoot and enjoying her handsome co-star, Washington Redskins wide receiver Devin Thomas.

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