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'American Idol' Fantasia Barrino hospitalized after overdose but is in stable condition

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Fantasia Barrino was hospitalized in North Carolina on Monday, following an overdose of aspirin and a sleeping aid, according to her manager Brian Dickens.

The 26-year-old singer was also dehydrated and exhausted when she took the pills but is in stable condition and is expected to be released from the hospital soon, according to a statement issued by Dickens.

Earlier on Monday, a North Carolina woman filed for divorce from her husband and accused him of having an affair with Barrino. According to the statement Dickens released Tuesday, Barrino had a off-and-on-relationship for over 11 months with the man because she believed he had been separated from his wife since the summer of 2009.

"Fantasia read the [the complaint] for the first time" Monday, the statement says. "She knows some of the allegations...are totally false. There are others she strongly doubts. There is plenty she does not know. Fantasia is heartbroken and is sorry for any pain she may have caused."

After she read the complaint, Barrino was "overwhelmed by the lawsuit and the allegations," the statement said. 

"Fantasia is a fighter and a survivor," the statement said. ""This is not the hardest thing Fantasia has endured. Fantasia will be stronger, smarter and better for it."

Barrino is prepping her third album, "Back to Me," set for release Aug. 24. The album is her first in nearly four years after touring with "The Color Purple." Her VH1 reality show, "Fantasia For Real," returns on Sept. 19 for its second season.

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Photo: Fantasia Barrino rehearsing for BET's gospel show in Los Angeles in December. Credit: Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times

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Hay Fantasia how you fell better real soon. I will keep u in my prays. Keep ur head up love you.

Cheap ploy before the record release?

Are we supposed to feel sorry for her? She:

#1 Announced (to the media, now) she was seeing a married man sometime ago(thats adultery)

#2 Took an "accidental overdose of a sleep aid and aspirin (thats just stupid - read the instructions)

#3 (Surprise!) Was overwhelmed by the allegations in the suit named by the wife of the man she was seeing. Please! Well what did she expect? True or not - she's seeing a married man, and Fantasia is a target due to her celebrity.

It's obvious Fantasia doesn't have any rational logic at this point in her life. It's something she will sorely need in the approaching days if she is to continue her career successfully.

Fantasia, i know you trust in god let him be your guide i wish you nothing but continued success.

fantasia have faith baby girl you have came to far to let this beat you. i know you feel bad i sure that when its said and done the truth will come out. you are in my parys

I read her name as "Fantastic Burrito". Then I felt hungry.

Hey, Fantasia!

It could be worse. It could be raining.

Don't let life get you down. You are amazing. Take care of yourself and keep on a good path. You have so much to give.

Sad for all . . .

Them that hates, hates for hates sake.

Them that love, love for it is righteous.

Fantasia is all about love and joy.

Love wins everytime.

WE SOMETIMES LOOK IN THE WRONG PLACE FOR LOVE. WHEN WE REALIZE THAT GOD IS LOVE, AND WILL TURN TO HIM, TO FIND REAL LOVE,HE WILL PREPARE US FOR REAL LOVE ,FOR GOD IS LOVE.MAKING THE CHOICE TO TURN FROM HIM, WE FIND MUCH HURT AND DECEPTION, WE GIVE MUCH HURT ALSO. RETURN TO GOD THAT'S WHERE REAL LOVE IS, HE WILL LEAD AND GUIDE YOU, HE MADE YOU FOR HIMSELF, YOU ARE PRECIOUS TO HIM.

Fantasia you are in my prayer some mens are like dogs they want the cake and pie you never no that they are married they tell lies to get what they want but you keep your hands in the master hand and girl dont you dare turn away from the Lord he is your strength he is your every thing he broguht you this far so many people wish that they were in your shoes you go for what you no you have a strong christan mother still here with you and a singer woman that been through the storm take a lesson from her love you.

Fantasia i am praying for you dont let nothing turn you around to close to turn around keep going love you


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