Fantasia Barrino: 'I Was Tired of People Doing Me Wrong'
It's been two weeks since "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino attempted to take her life by ingesting a bottle of pills -- now she's opening up on what drove her to the breaking point.
Barrino, 26, sat down with "Good Morning America" on Tuesday for an emotional interview, where she relived the traumatic day.
"I think I was just overloaded with everything, with carrying six years of so much," the singer said. "I always take a licking and keep on ticking... it just became heavy for me to the point that I just wanted to be away from the noise... There's so much that people don't understand. They just see the glitz and the glamour, and they feel like life is so perfect, but we're human and we go through things."
Barrino's suicide attempt came the same day that she was threatened with a lawsuit from a woman claiming that Barrino was having an affair with her husband, Antwaun Cook.
The former "Idol" winner claims she had no idea Cook was still married, and that he wasn't the reason she tried to take her own life.
"I think everybody feels like I tried to harm myself over a man, but you know I've been in a lot of bad relationships... I think that had somewhat to do with it because it was so heavy, it was brand new information, I was already going through so much. But I think it was just six years of everything, of me holding all that stuff on the inside and not letting it out...I got very, very tired."
Fantasia says she's doing better and is currently working with a life couch, which is a first for her. "I'm just going to go back to that young lady I was on the Idol that people fell in love with. I'm back to me."
Her new album, "Back to Me" hits shelves today, and the second season of her reality show, "Fantasia for Real," premieres September 19th on Vh1.