American Idol” contestant and reality show star Fantasia is in the hospital following a medical overdose. TMZ first reported the overdose, which the site says Fantasia’s rep has confirmed.
The incident occurs while Fantasia is promoting her third studio album, “Back to Me,” which is slated to come out two weeks from today, on Aug. 24. The set, which includes the lovely hit “Bittersweet,” includes guest appearances on Cee-Lo Green, Ne-Yo, Jim Jonsin, Claude Kelly and Rico Love.
A spokeperson for Fantasia confirms that the album will come out as scheduled. A local TV station in Charlotte, N.C., near where Fantasia lives is reporting that the overdoes was not life threatening.
"Fantasia will be stronger, smarter, and better for it. Her work has always inspired her and served as a source of strength. Her new album, “Back To Me,” will be released on August 24th."
Her second single is MAN OF THE HOUSE, which was written by Ne-Yo, and the second season of her VH1 reality show, FANTASIA FOR REAL, is set to debut on September 19.
Sources: http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/2008-12-6-the-beat-goes-on/posts/fantasia-suffers-medical-overdose-as-she-prepares-for-release-of-new-album; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t79YsbYlebg