Fantasia Barrino is out of the hospital and “doing much better,” her lawyer, Gena Graham Morris, writes in an e-mailed statement.
“She has a good track record of overcoming adversity,” Morris says about the singer, 26, who was treated Monday for an overdose of aspirin and a sleep aid. “This too will pass.”
The hospitalization came a day after the American Idol season 3 winner denied allegations she had broken up a North Carolina man’s marriage.
Barrino’s manager later confirmed she and Antwaun Cook had been dating “off and on for 11 months” but she believed he was separated from his wife and is now “heartbroken and is sorry for any pain she may have caused.”
Morris says Barrino has been named as a witness in the Cooks’s domestic case, in connection with the wife’s claim for spousal support, but “has not yet been sued for alienation of affection or criminal conversation.” North Carolina is one of seven states that allows a party to take legal action against a “home wrecker.”
“The people who think these claims protect marriages and families have never sat through a trial,” says Morris. “They make hurt people more hurt.”
“For the sake of everybody involved,” adds Morris, “I hope [Fantasia] is not sued because she did not break up the Cooks’ marriage.”
• Reporting by LIZ MCNEIL