Fantasia Admits To Aborting Married Lover's Child
Fantasia Admits To Aborting Married Lover's Child

Following a sex tape scandal and a medication overdose, Fantasia Barrino is ready to resume the promotional run for her third album, "Back To Me," due Aug. 24 on J Records.

"I can't thank my fans enough for their prayers and support during such a challenging time. It has given me the motivation to get back to work and honor the commitments I made to promote 'Back To Me,'" Fantasia said in a statement. "I put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this album and I pray that everyone enjoys it as much as I do."

Fantasia Released from Hospital


The "American Idol" singer will perform on "Good Morning America" on Aug. 24, "Lopez Tonight" on Aug. 25, "106 & Park" on Sept. 8, "Live with Regis & Kelly" on Sept. 9 and "The Wendy Williams Show" on Sept. 10. Barrino will also appear at Steve Harvey's Ford Hoodie Awards on Aug. 28 and Tom Joyner's Family Reunion on Sept. 4.

The promotional campaign comes after a tumultuous week in which Barrino was accused of having an affair and filming a sex tape with a married man. The singer was subsequently hospitalized for overdosing on aspirin and a sleep aid, and then released last Wednesday (Aug. 11).

Fantasia Hospitalized After Overdose of Aspirin, Sleep Aid

"Back To Me," Barrino first album since 2006's "Fantasia," features production and songwriting work from Ne-Yo and Jim Jonsin, and a guest appearance by Cee-Lo Green. "Bittersweet," the album's lead single, also notches Barrino her third No. 1 on the Adult R&B radio airplay chart, as it jumps 4-1 this week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Questions? Comments? Let us know: @billboard

Print