George Lopez Gives Fantasia Encouragement On ‘Lopez Tonight’

Robbie Daw | August 26, 2010 10:20 am

George Lopez walked Fantasia on the stage of his show last night, sat her down and commented, “I’ve said this a lot to people who have sat in that chair, but I don’t think I’ve ever meant it more than right now—I am so happy to see you in that chair and alive and well.” It was just the beginning of an interview that found the host at times seeming like a counselor to the singer, who attempted suicide a mere two weeks ago. Watch below.

Fantasia has been doing the promotion rounds this week in support of the release of her album Back To Me. In a VH1 Behind The Music episode that aired this past Tuesday, the American Idol Season 3 winner commented, “I didn’t have any fight in me. I didn’t care about anything. I just wanted out. At that moment, I wanted out. I wanted it to be over with—all of it, all of that [expletive].”

On Lopez Tonight, she said, “At the time, I wasn’t really thinking about people or anything else. I kind of wanted to be away from people and the judgment…”

Later she added that she finally came around to what’s important to her. “After coming out of the hospital I had time to realize it’s my life,” she said. “It’s nobody else’s. And I have to do what makes me happy.”

Despite the heaviness of the emotional one-on-one, Fantasia still was able to give a lively, soulful performance of her new Back To Me song “Man Of The House.”