Why Fantasia Barrino Tried to Commit Suicide

Fantasia_BarrinoNo, she did not do it entirely because of a man she was recently involved with.

Fantasia Barrino, 26, said in an interview with Good Morning America Tuesday, August 24, that she was holding out several things from the past six years.

“Everybody thinks I tried to harm myself over a man, but you know I’ve been in a lot of bad relationships. That had somewhat to do with it, because it was so heavy, it was brand-new information [and] I was already going through so much.  But I think it was just six years of everything, of my holding all that stuff on the inside and not letting it out,” she said during the interview.

The singer had publicly acknowledged that she did a deliberate suicide attempt when she had an overdose on aspirin and sleep medication at her Charlotte, North Carolina home last August 9. She said that she knew what she was exactly doing and that you can’t take a whole bottle of pills accidentally.

She said that her depression included the times when she was in American Idol, where she said the focus was more on the bad things she had done before rather than her talent, the throat cancer she had in 2008, business troubles, and the current issue regarding her relationship with a married man. For the last one, she was accused of having sex tapes with the man, named Antwaun Cook.

Barrino is the third season American Idol winner.