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American Idol: Fantasia Barrino Is “Bouncing Back” After Suicide Attempt

August 30, 2010 02:00 PM by Nancy Floyd


After a recent drug overdose and failed suicide attempt, Fantasia Barrino is trying to reclaim her life. The season 3 American Idol champ partied this weekend in Las Vegas, celebrating the release of her new album and shocking the crowd with an impromptu concert. Keep reading for more details on Fantasia’s first public appearance following the suicide attempt and the star-studded crowd she performed for…

Fantasia Barrino claims she’s bouncing back after a difficult couple of weeks that involved a drug overdose, failed suicide attempt, adultery allegations, and a threatened lawsuit. The season 3 American Idol winner was spotted partying at the Palm’s Casino Resort’s Rain Nightclub in Las Vegas over the weekend. Fantasia was at the hotel to celebrate the release of her newest album, Back to Me.

Fantasia Barrino surprised the crowd of fans, which included Demi Moore and Soleil Moon Frye, with a spontaneous concert. She took the stage to perform four songs, including Bittersweet, a cover of Prince’s Purple Rain, and a rendition of Rufus and Chaka Khan’s Tell Me Something Good. She also addressed the crowd about her recent personal woes.

“They thought I was finished, they thought I was done,” she told the crowd. “I would never ever stop, I don’t care what no one says. I was in the hospital but now I bounce back. Don’t ever let your haters stop you. Don’t ever let them stop your destiny.”

Earlier in the evening, Fantasia Barrino enjoyed a lavish dinner at N9NE Steakhouse where she was greeted by Olympic gold medalist, Michael Phelps.

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