Fantasia Barrino was released from the hospital on Wednesday (August 11) after apparently trying to commit suicide by overdosing on medication .
The “American Idol” season-three victor was rushed to the hospital Monday after she was found in a North Carolina home. Barrino’s manager, Brian Dickens, confirmed to MTV News that she was released from Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy in North Carolina after being admitted to the hospital under an alias.
“She has been lifted up by the outpouring of love and support from her fans,” Dickens said in a statement to MTV News. “She is more committed than ever to her daughter and her work because they are her heart, her soul and inspiration.”
The “Idol” champ shocked fans when she reportedly attempted to take her own life by ingesting a combination of aspirin and a sleep aid . Many Barrino fans have expressed their support during the past few days; however, some have blasted the singer for her alleged relationship with a married man and for almost leaving her young daughter without a mother. Although Barrino has been the subject of public criticism and is obviously experiencing setbacks in her personal life, public-relations expert Howard Bragman believes the Free Yourself singer will be able to bounce back.
“I think the number-one thing Fantasia has to do is heal. I think she has to get some psychological help, find out what brought her to this moment, and make sure it doesn’t happen again … that is number one,” Bragman told MTV News. “And once that’s under control, then you start to look at your projects on the horizon. You don’t give yourself this timetable. But assuming she’s well enough in a matter of weeks or months to promote her album or her projects, well, the reality is, we live in a very forgiving society.”
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