Fantasia Barrino Leaves The Hospital
Singer Fantasia Barrino has been discharged from the hospital after receiving treatment for a drug overdose.
The American Idol winner checked into Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville in North Carolina on Monday after ingesting an overdose of painkillers and a sleep aid. Doctors agreed to release her on Wednesday evening and her manager Brian Dickens insists the R&B star is already feeling better.
Dickens says, "She has been lifted up by the outpouring of love and support from her fans. She is more committed than ever to her daughter and her work because they are her heart, her soul and inspiration."
The 26 year old's hospitalization came one day after she found herself entangled in divorce proceedings of North Carolina couple Antwuan Cook and his estranged wife Paula, who alleged Barrino had an affair with Cook after meeting him in August 2009.
On Tuesday, the singer admitted to dating Cook "off and on for 11 months" under the assumption he was separated from his spouse.