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Police thought Fantasia overdose a suicide try

Police say they believed they were responding to a suicide attempt after “American Idol” winner Fantasia overdosed on a bottle of aspirin at her Charlotte, N.C., home.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Police say they believed they were responding to a suicide attempt after “American Idol” winner Fantasia overdosed on a bottle of aspirin at her Charlotte, N.C., home.

A police report released Wednesday says Charlotte-Mecklenburg officers believed Fantasia may have suffered internal injuries Monday night from an overdose. The report didn’t indicate why they thought that.

On a recording released by police of the 911 call, a man tells a dispatcher the victim took the aspirin.

The singer’s manager, Brian Dickens, said Wednesday the overdose was not a suicide attempt but didn’t elaborate. Dickens said Fantasia was still hospitalized Wednesday but was stable.

Barrino was recently accused of having an affair and making a sex tape with a married man, according to WCNC-TV. She was named in a lawsuit between the man and his wife.

“She was totally overwhelmed by the lawsuit and media attention,” Dickens said in a statement on Tuesday.

He added that Barrino was also dehydrated and exhausted.

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