September 17, 2010 / 11:05 PM / 8 years ago

Cameras rolled while Fantasia recovered from overdose

Fantasia Barrino arrives at the 51st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles February 8, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Singer Fantasia allowed the aftermath of her recent suicide attempt to be filmed for her VH1 reality show “Fantasia for Real,” according to a trailer for the show that was posted online Friday.

The clip from the show, which premieres Sunday, includes audio of the 911 call concerning the season 3 “American Idol” winner’s drug overdose and footage of her in the hospital with an IV in her arm.

Fantasia was admitted to a North Carolina hospital on August 9 for an overdose of aspirin and a sleep aid, after she was named in a divorce lawsuit that accused her of being involved in an affair with a married man.

“I have not fulfilled my destiny,” Fantasia says in voiceover on the clip. “It’s not time for me to go anywhere. And I can still fight, still keep going. Let them talk. Let them say what they wanna say, but I’m still here,” Fantasia adds.

Her manager appears on camera, saying she was “broken.”

The “Fantasia for Real” teaser also shows the singer receiving her high school diploma and gearing up for the August 24 release of her album “Back to Me,” which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.

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