During her recovery, Fantasia should have been focused on her health. Instead, she worried about providing for her daughter and the six unemployed adults living in her home. "I couldn't sing or talk for six weeks, and no money was coming in," she says.

At the time, Fantasia still had others handling her affairs—and says she hit rock bottom when she found out she couldn't even afford a pizza. "The pizza lady says, 'Well, the card declined,'" she says. "At that point I knew that I had been mishandled. Because there should have been no way that there wasn't any pizza money."

Fantasia says she then experienced a moment of truth. "I couldn't go to anybody else in my home and ask them for anything because I had been doing everything."


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