Even though Fantasia Barrino’s powerful testimony is peppered with a public suicide attempt, she has no regrets because of God’s hand on her life.
“I can thank God for those times because being here at the age of 32 making it through so much, I feel like it was a part of my journey,” Barrino said of the matter in an XOnecole report. “There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t meet someone – young, old, black, white, female, male – that comes up to me and wants me to talk and encourage them. God allowed me to go through certain storms and certain tests to have a testimony and share it to help somebody else along the way.”
Although the singer received support from famous faces like Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey, Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle, the former “American Idol” winner attempted to explain just how badly she was once hurting.
“That’s a feeling I would never be able to explain because words cannot explain how lonely and how hurt I was. I came off of Idol taking care of my whole entire family, so I went through a lot of dark times,” she said. “It was almost like being in a glass box where everybody could see me but I couldn’t get out of that box. Everyone just wanted to talk about it, but not many people were stepping up and saying, ‘Hey, I wanna reach out.’”
Looking back at some of the trials she has had to endure, Barrino now realizes why she had to do so.
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