After she reportedly tried to commit suicide by overdosing on medication, [artist id="1197713"]Fantasia[/artist] was released from the hospital last week. Now, with her third album, Back to Me, set for release on August 24, the singer is ready to begin promoting the LP, according to her label, J Records.
In a press release, the label said that the singer has a “renewed commitment to her music and her fans” since the incident. “I can’t thank my fans enough for their prayers and support during such a challenging time. It has given me the motivation to get back to work and honor the commitments I made to promote Back to Me,” Fantasia said in a statement. “I put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this album and I pray that everyone enjoys it as much as I do.”
Fantasia’s busy schedule will include stops at “Good Morning America” (August 24), “Lopez Tonight”(August 25), “106 & Park” (September 8), “Live With Regis and Kelly” (September 9) and “The Wendy Williams Show” (September 10).
Currently, her single “Bittersweet” sits at #10 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. For her album, Fantasia worked with a number of hitmakers, including Ne-Yo, Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony as well as Rico Love and Jim Jonsin.
The good news comes just a week after the season-three “American Idol” victor was rushed to the hospital after she was found in a North Carolina home. “She has been lifted up by the outpouring of love and support from her fans,” Barrino’s manager, Brian 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.”
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