Brown had had an argument with Gordon and had likely taken on Xanax when she was found unconscious in her bathtub. Ex-boyfriend Zach Jafarzedeh, thinks she may have fallen asleep in the tub, but does not rule out the possibility she was trying to commit suicide:
I know they got into a fight a few days before and she was really depressed about that and probably took a few Xanax and bathed and fell asleep.
She remains in a medically induced coma.
Fantasia talks about her suicide attempt. She says she has been battling depression since 2004. Also, she had a fallout with her relationship with Antwaun Cook, and had criticism from producers of the show American Idol for past decision and choices Fantasia made in her life.
When I was on Idol … they weren’t really looking at my gift…[Producers] were focusing on all the bad things I had done before I made it there. I have feelings, you know. I’m human.
She’s had money issues with mismanaging funds and had her home foreclosed on. All these stresses added to her depression. She released her autobiography and that added to her depression.
After putting out my Lifetime movie and my book [Life Is Not a Fairy Tale], [people] picked certain things in the book, [saying], ‘She’s illiterate, she’s dumb’.
Fantasia is hospitalized inMercy South Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center in Pineville, North Carolina for a drug overdose on sleeping aids and aspirin after a suicide attempt. Barrino’s manager, Brian Dickens, notifies police. The incident is still under police investigation. The week before Fantasia’s overdoes, Paula Cook, filed a lawsuit in Mecklenburg County court last week against her husband, Antwaun Cook. Paula claims Antwaun and Fantasia were having an affair the year prior. Dickens:
Fantasia believed Mr. Cook when he told her he was not happy in his marriage and his heart was not in it. She believed him when he told her he and Mrs. Cook separated in the late summer of 2009. She believed Mr. Cook when he told her he lived elsewhere. He even took her there. One of Mr. Cook’s most redeeming qualities was his complete devotion to his children. Fantasia fell in love with Mr. Cook and believed that he loved her.