Singer Fantasia Barrino’s family frantically thrust her into a shower to revive her after she attempted suicide by swallowing pills.
In a panicked 911 call, the singer’s manager told the operator that they plunged the “American Idol” star into running water to wake her up after she swallowed a bottle of aspirin in her North Carolina home.
“Her family put her in the the shower to try to keep her awake,” manager Brian Dickens said. “She is slowly losing consciousness.”
The operator urged Dickens to tell Barrino’s family to take the 26-year-old singer out of the shower until help arrived.
Paramedics later found Barrino slumped in a closet, reported local television station, WBTV.
Barrino’s father, Joseph, said Wednesday that his daughter was “doing fine,” and was set to be released from the hospital soon.
The stunning suicide attempt Monday came in the wake of reports that Barrino had an affair with a married man and broke up his marriage.
Dickens said the singer’s paramour, Antwaun Cook, whom she met in 2009 at a T-Mobile store where he worked, had lied about his relationship with his wife, Paula.
“She believed him when he told her he and Mrs. Cook separated,” Dickens said.”Fantasia fell in love with Mr. Cook and believed that he loved her.”
Sordid details of the affair — including allegations that the pair had filmed several sex tapes — emerged when Paula Cook field for child custody last week.
Barrino won “American Idol” in 2004. Her first single, “I Believe” when to number and she has been nominated for seven Grammy awards.
She also had a successful run on Broadway in the Oprah Winfrey-produced stage version of “The Color Purple.”
She has a new album, “Back to Me.” Daily News Music Critic Jim Farber gave it four stars.
“The album’s lyrics retain a tight focus, stressing Fantasia’s connection to emotionally-reluctant men, while making sure to explain how she’s no longer the kind that loves them,” Farber wrote.
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