Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cops Confirm Fantasia Overdose a Suicide Attempt; Hear the 911 Call

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Authorities have confirmed to E! News that Fantasia Barrino's hospitalization Monday night was the result of a suicide attempt.

Per a just released police report and 911 tape, an EMT unit responded to an emergency call placed at approximately 8:55 p.m. from Barrino's home in Glynmoor Lakes in which an unidentified caller reported that a woman "had taken a bottle of aspirin and she's slowly losing consciousness."

Listen to the 911 Call

The caller, who appears to be a male and made the call from outside the house, answered various questions from the dispatcher, saying the victim (later identified by her manager as Barrino) was "halfway" awake, breathing and not violent.

"The family tried to put her in the shower to try and keep her awake," said the individual.

At that point, the dispatcher ordered them to take her out of the shower while they waited for an ambulance.

The "I Believe" crooner was subsequently transported to nearby CMC-Pineville Medical Center after ingesting the medication, where she remains in stable condition.

The suicide attempt took place just days after Fantasia was named as the other woman in a divorce petition filed by Paula Cook, a North Carolina woman who accused Barrino of having an affair with her husband, Antwaun Cook.

Yesterday, the entertainer's manager, Brian Dickens, suggested that the overwhelming media attention from the suit and the stress of the situation may have left Barrino in a fragile emotional state. (

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