Fantasia For Real VH1 500 'American Idol': Fantasia Barrino goes ahead with 'GMA' appearanceFantasia Barrino is going ahead with a set of TV appearances in the next couple of weeks, just shortly after she was hospitalized following a suicide attempt.

The Season 3 “American Idol” winner has a new album, “Back to Me,” hitting stores next week, and she’s planning to promote it via all the usual outlets, starting with a “Good Morning America” appearance on Tuesday, Aug. 24. But the timing of the release isn’t exactly ideal: Barrino has been in the news in the past week not for the record, but for being named in a divorce suit, allegations of a sex tape and being taken to a North Carolina hospital after overdosing on aspirin and sleeping pills.

]]>in a statement to Us Weekly. “It has given me the motivation to get back to work. … I put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this album and I pray that everyone enjoys it as much as I do.” Whether the “GMA” anchors treat her with kid gloves or ask some tougher questions about her personal life remains to be seen. Do you think it’s a good move for her to keep the appearance schedule? Follow Zap2it and Zap2itRick on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credit: VH1

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