It’s been one month since Fantasia’s suicide attempt and it seems the pain of that experience is still fresh. The singer has been steadily promoting her new album, Back to Me, and when she visited “The Wendy Williams Show” on Friday (September 10) she opened up about her recent drug overdose and said many members of her professional entourage had left her side.
“At the time, I wasn’t really thinking about anybody,” Fantasia told host Wendy Williams when asked whether she had considered daughter Zion.
“Nobody knows how heavy it gets. You see the glitz and the glamour and you think, ’They got it, they got it all,’ but a lot of times when you come into this industry you have people that say that they are there for you, but a lot of times they are just there to get what they can get or because money is involved,” she said, starting to cry.
The single mom revealed that many of her supposed confidants were nowhere to be found during her time of need.
“I am 26 years old, and so many times, I’ve looked around and noticed that everybody that started with me is now gone and nobody was there to help me clean it up. So I had to do it all by myself.”
Fantasia’s overdose occurred shortly after a lawsuit was filed by the wife of Antwaun Cook against the songstress charging that she had been in an adulterous relationship with Cook. Cook’s lawyer, Nicole Sodoma said the singer was not responsible for breaking up the marriage. “He knew Fantasia Barrino but the failure of his marriage can in no way be blamed on anyone except the two people that were a part of the union — Paula and Antwaun,” Sodoma said in a statement.
The singer is focused now on moving past her dark period by speaking openly about her story in an effort to connect with her fans. The “American Idol” alum’s recent LP debuted on the Billboard 200 at #2.
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