Fantasia Barrino overdosed on “aspirin and a sleep aid” Monday night, but her injuries are not life-threatening, her manager said.
The overdose came the same day she read a court complaint from a woman who alleged that Barrino carried on a year-long affair with her husband, according to manager Brian Dickens.
“Fantasia is heartbroken and is sorry for any pain she may have caused,” Dickens said in a written statement to CNN. “Yesterday, she was totally overwhelmed by the lawsuit and the media attention.”
The singer fell in love with Cook based on lies he told her, Dickens said.
“Fantasia believed Mr. Cook when he told her he was not happy in his marriage and his heart was not in it,” Dickens said. “She believed him when he told her he and Mrs. Cook separated in the late summer of 2009. She believed Mr. Cook when he told her he lived elsewhere.”
Cook even took her to a residence where he claimed he lived apart from his wife, Dickens said. Photos of Barrino and Cook were published online in recent months, prompting questions about their relationship.