like Fantasia Barrino Preparing to return to the big screen, she looks back on the overdose that changed her life.
“I just wanted the noise to stop,” Parrino shared miscellaneous The Power of Women issue was published on Tuesday, November 14, adding that supporting her family financially had become “too much” for her.
Season 3 American Idol The 39-year-old winner was hospitalized in August 2010 after overdosing on aspirin and sleep aids.
Parrino recalled that a nurse showed her a stack of magazines with her face on them. Then the nurse said to Parrino: “You see that young lady? She is strong. She is a blessing. You can’t come back here any more. You’re fighting.”
After Parrino left the hospital, she vowed to herself that she would “never do that again” because she felt like she had a “purpose.”
“I will talk about every young person’s life and tell them: ‘Don’t you dare give up.’” Violet The actress shared with the outlet. “I don’t care if it gets ugly. I don’t care if there are storms. I realized I have the spirit of an eagle. They fly above the storms.”
Parrino said she is very “happy” now, especially in her marriage Kendall Taylor. The couple married in 2015 and have a daughter, Kezia, 2. (Parrino is also a mother to son Zion, 22, and son Dallas, 11, from previous relationships.)
“I’m so happy — in every way — and I never thought I’d have this,” she explained to Variety.
This isn’t the first time Parrino has spoken openly about her overdose. Two weeks after her admission, Parrino went to the hospital Good morning America To discuss everything she’s been through.
“I think I was just overwhelmed with everything, with six years having to endure a lot,” the singer shared. “I’m always licking and keeping ticking… It’s become so heavy for me that I just want to be away from the noise… There’s so much that people don’t understand. They only see the glitz and the glamor, and they feel like life is so perfect, but we’re human and we’re going through With things.
Barrino rose to stardom after winning the third season American Idol in 2004. Following her big win, Barrino received three Grammy Award nominations for her 2004 debut album. Free yourself She won a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her single “Bittersweet” in 2010.
The “Lose to Win” singer also transitioned into acting in 2006 when she published her autobiography, Life is not a myth, was made into a TV movie. Parrino went on to star in the role of Celie Johnson in the Broadway musical Violet from 2007 to 2008. She is set to reprise her role as Celie in the new film adaptation of the musical, which hits theaters in December.