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Fantasia: Bittersweet Comeback on GMA

Fantasia: Bittersweet Comeback on GMA

Fantasia belts out “Bittersweet,” the new single off her third album Back to Me, on Tuesday (August 24) inside the Good Morning America studio in NYC.

The 26-year-old singer returned to the stage for the first time since her hospitalization and overdose earlier this month.

“I think I was just overloaded with everything, with carrying six years of so much,” the season 3 American Idol champ told GMA anchor Robin Roberts. “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,” she said.

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  • Leo

    The album is FIRE!

  • http://www. V

    She needs to get a better hairdresser……….but I like her sound

  • Monelle

    sayin a prayer for Fantasia…..depression is like a dark cloud that will come and go……..

  • pope

    DonĀ“t know who she is, but she definitely needs an all around makeover, starting with that nasty hair do!!! Is she honestly for real?????????

  • Harley

    I’m really glad she’s okay, and I hope that she’s doing better.

    But honestly – does anyone find it a bit weird that she OD’d right before her album came out? And right after she got out of the hospital for her OD, she was filming something for her new TV show with that married guy she’s been with. And now all the sudden she’s getting all this press when no one had really been talking about her at all before the OD.

    Don’t get me wrong – OD’ing is serious, and I hope that this wasn’t all just some stunt to get her album/upcoming TV show some press. It just seems a bit weird.

    But I’ve had a friend that OD’d and died from it, so this isn’t something anyone should do just for some attention. And I hope Fantasia didn’t do that.


    A suicidal mindset is serious. A selfish person has too much pride and love for themselves to even consider ending their life. I hope she’s getting the help/care she NEEDS.

  • lexy hates bilson

    Oh please this is a publicity stunt! Anything to help sell records.

  • Unknown

    Suicide attempts are never a joke and should therefore not be taken lightly.
    However, her death wish was unnecessary considering it had to do with the fact she had been seeing a married man.
    Affairs are messing and no matter what will end badly for one or more person.
    I believe the man divorced his wife but past secrets do surface and this was probably the consequence.

  • Laura S


    Unfortunately, I was thinking the same thing. I hope it’s not true, like you said, OD is serious.

    Also, I’m not sure on that haircut. I think she looked beautiful when she had short spunky hair.

  • oh, honey…no

    Her dress isn’t flattering at allllll…..and her hair wow : [

  • seriously?

    I am so disgusted by this circus she has created. First and foremost, she is a MOTHER – suicide is selfish enough but did she not care enough about her own child to realize that she needs to be here?!?!?! We ALL go through trials and tribulations (some more than others) and sometimes it feels like u just cannot take it anymore, but how could she not have thought about what that would do to her child!!!! And as if that wasn’t bad enough – now she is running around talking about it!!! Disgusting!!! She was fortunate enough to survive this very selfish act and if she needs to talk, she should be sitting down with a mental health professional NOT Robin Roberts!!! And the more she talks about her reasons, the more angry I become. I’m not saying she has had a tough time but I just cannot stop thinking about her daughter. She should be ashamed – how will she explain this to her?

  • seriously?

    Oops – I meant to say that I am not saying that she HASN’T had a tough time…sorry!!

  • K.T.

    I’m glad she is doing well now. I’m sure this was a lesson learned for her and she can only go up from here after hitting rock bottom.

  • slambang

    That outfit, that hair, those horrible tats – ICK!

  • Ridic

    This is the lowest publicity stunt yet. Going to the media so soon after the release, synchronized with the release of her album… Just yuck. She talks about the glitz and glam of being a celebrity, but she is barely d list!

  • Jaye

    Attempting suicide isn’t heroic, nor is NOT attempting suicide selfish, what a silly uninformed statement.
    Feeling sad and depressed because of events in your life is normal. Most people deal with it and get over it in a short time. However, when you have clinical depression, it is a deeper depression that lasts over a much longer period and is not controllable by the individual. People with clinical depression may want to get better, but they can’t on their own. Everyone has moments when they feel down and depressed about things, but to attempt to take your life implies a deeper type of depression.
    I don’t know if this woman has clinical depression, but what i do know is that she has an album and a Reality show to sell and a need to off-set bad press from her CONTINUED relationship with a married man whom she claim lied to her.
    What gets me is that she is making a mockery of people with real depression. I’d like to know ONE person with clinical depression who got out of the hospital for trying to kill themselves and the very next day was going about life as usual. Now she’s sucking up all the sympathy and taking every opportunity to be on tv and hock her wares.
    Is she on medications to treat this depression? Is she seeing a therapist? If, as she say, taking an overdose of the medication wasn’t an accident ( she has made a point of saying that), was she admitted to the psychiatrist section of the hospital, did she undergo ANY psychological evaluation? Has she ever been diagnosed as having clinical depression?
    It was more than a month after his suicide attempt before Owen Wilson made any public appearance. He withdrew from the film project he had in the works and asked the public to give him time to receive care and heal in private. He didn’t go yakking about it all over the place.
    Nothing has changed in her life, she still has the same problems she had before the ‘attempt’, but she acts like it was just a blip and it’s all good now. She still has the ‘noise’ as she puts it, but she seems to revel in it now. She’s even flaunting her relationship with this man by including him in her Reality show as seen by photos taken of them the day after she got out of the hospital.
    Photo-shoots are not normally done on the spur of the moment, which makes me think this was PLANNED. Who in the hospital for attempting suicide plans a photo shoot? There are people truly suffering that deserves sympathy, but I’m not wasting mine on this manipulative woman.

  • FAIL

    FAKE! Now she has gotten all the free publicity she wanted for her new album. Doesn’t she know she was supposed to slip into obscurity quietly?

  • Brooklyn

    Never liked her, never will.

  • Oppsila

    It was a ploy to get the heat off of her. People wake up! When someone really tries to commit suicide they don’t just bounce right back up..and then talk about it. She knew the nurse was there when she took those pills and also she did not try to take the whole bottle…It makes me sick that she is on shows talking about it, glamourizing it like it was no big deal .

  • Justsaying

    Why doesn’t any of the interviews ask her “shouldn’t you be taking time off to get help and to be better instead of working and doing interviews, take time away from the spotlight?” Does make me wonder if it was a false attempt to suicide.

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