Fantasia’s Overdose Was Not An Accident

August 23, 2010 / Posted by:

This is why Andrea Zuckerman’s crisis hotline should still be in business today. On Fantasia’s Behind the Music which airs on Vh1 tomorrow night, she admits that when she swallowed an entire bottle of pills two weeks ago she did it because she wanted to get a visit from the grim reaper (Yes, I’ve been playing The Sims again).

With the threat of getting sued by her boyfriend’s estranged wife for committing acts of homewreckery hanging over her, Fanny said she just couldn’t deal anymore. Fanny tells Vh1, “I didn’t have any fight in me. I didn’t care about anything. I just wanted out. At that moment, I wanted out. I wanted it to be over with – all of it, all of that shit. I just sat in the closet and looked at the mirror and took all the pills in the bottle. I wanted to go to sleep and just be at peace. I knew exactly what I was doing. You can’t accidentally take a whole bottle of pills. I was tired of people doing me wrong, constantly, over and over again, dealing with my family – my father, dealing with men and their shit – I was tired. My head was hurting me. I was over it.

Fanny’s manager knew she was in a bad place, so he texted her and told her not to do anything stupid. Fanny’s “text for help” came 10 minutes after that when she wrote him, “I already have.”

Fanny says that her hospital nurse helped bring her back into reality and now she’s living for her daughter, “I realized how people end up in the grave. Because that one moment [snaps her fingers] of just breaking or feeling like I can’t, I can’t go on, it’s too heavy. That was somewhere I don’t ever want to go again.”

People’s article also mentions that Fantasia’s new album comes out tomorrow. Damn. Well, I guess this is one way of promoting an album….

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