Tamar Braxton is speaking out after she was hospitalized in LA on July 16, following a medical emergency. Read the singer’s first official statement after her crisis.
Tamar Braxton has broken her silence after she was hospitalized for in mid-July for what she now says was an attempt to “end” her life. In a lengthy note on Instagram, alongside a photo of her and son, Logan Herbert, 7, the Grammy-winning singer, 43, thank fans for their support. She went on to explain that her “cry for help” fell on deaf ears, which led in part to her hospitalization.
Tamar’s statement comes after she was found unresponsive at the Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA Live on July 16, for an alleged “possible overdose,” according to multiple reports. At the time, LAPD told HollywoodLife they answered a call at 9:45 pm, that was generated from the Ritz Carlton in Downtown Los Angeles for an individual with a “medical emergency.” Police added that the individual was transported from the Ritz Carlton. Though, authorities did not identify the individual in crisis.
Tamar was with her boyfriend, David Adefeso at the time of her distress, as heard in a 911 audio call obtained by HollywoodLife. David can be heard panicking on the call, telling a 911 dispatcher in part, that his girlfriend “has been drinking. She’s on medication for depression. I don’t know how much. She sent a letter earlier. Just ask them to hurry.”
At the time the news broke, WEtv, the network that airs numerous shows Tamar stars in, tweeted its support for the singer. Braxton Family Values also shared the same statement on Twitter. Additionally, Tamar’s family, including sisters Traci and Towanda Braxton asked for prayers at the time of her hospitalization. Additionally, Tamar’s former The Real cohost, Adrienne Bailon asked for prayers for her friend in a candid video on July 21.
If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.