Tamar Braxton Breaks Silence On Suicide Attempt, Reveals Pressures Of Reality Television
First and foremost, Thank you.— TAMAR "SLAVE” BRAXTON (@TamarBraxtonHer) July 30, 2020
Thank you to each and every individual who has prayed for me, thought of me, sent me their love and has showered me with their support. In this present moment, it is my only responsibility to be real with myself and to be real with the ones who… pic.twitter.com/FB13IgOmHh
We told you two weeks ago that Tamar Braxton had to be rushed to the hospital in Los Angeles following an alleged suicide attempt inside her hotel room.
She was found unresponsive by her boyfriend, David Adefeso. Thankfully, paramedics got there in time and she was able to make a full recovery at the hospital.
And now, she’s finally speaking out. She went on her social media accounts to thank her fans for their support, but also talk about mental illness and the pressures of reality television.
Thank you to each and every individual who has prayed for me, thought of me, sent me their love and has showered me with their support. In this present moment, it is my only responsibility to be real with myself and to be real with the ones who truly love me and care for my healing. I have without fail, shared with you my brightest days, and I know that sharing with you what has been my darkest will be the light for any man or woman who is feeling the same defeat I felt.
Braxton then transitioned to talk about how the past 11 years in reality television has been incredibly challenging.
Over the past 11 years there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity, and honesty I gave. I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked and underpaid. I wrote a little over 2 months ago asking to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair. My cry for help went totally ignored.
She felt like she was no longer living. She was only “existing” for the purpose of corporations gain and ratings.
But this suicide attempt has made her realize how dangerous and serious mental illness is.
The pain that I have experienced over the past 11 years has slowly ate away at my spirit and my mental. [i will now do] everything in my power to aid those from mental illness, including those of us who’s mental illness was only a result from the toxic systematic bondage that dwells television.
Take care of yourself, Tamar. No amount of money/fame is worth your life.