New York: American singer Fantasia Barrino attempted suicide when her married boyfriend Antwaun Cook dumped her.
The 26-year-old singer was rushed to a hospital after she swallowed a bottle of aspirin and sleeping pills.
“Antwaun Cook was fed-up with all the drama and called the relationship off with Fantasia. She begged him not to leave her but he wouldn’t listen,” the New York Daily News quoted a friend as telling RadarOnline.com.
The winner of the third season of American Idol admitted that she carried on an on/off relationship with the married Cook since 2009, but insisted that he used to say that he was separated from his wife.
The affair came up when Cook’s wife Paula filed for divorce. She alleged that Cook and Barrino carried on behind her back for nearly a year and had made several sex tapes.
The friend said that Barrino couldn’t handle all this and took the extreme step.
“Fantasia was still devastated because she believed they had a future together. She was also stressed out about the complaint filed by his wife,” the friend said.
“Fantasia had gotten herself involved in a war of words with Paula Cook over him and there were several nasty phone calls between the two women,” the friend added.