Tamar Braxton Opens Up Post Her Suicide Attempt

Two weeks ago, Singer Tamar Braxton attempted to take her life and was found unconscious by her boyfriend in her hotel room. 

Yesterday evening, Tamar made a post on Instagram, with an explanation as to what led her to that point. The reality star expressed that she felt “betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid.” She stated that she wrote a letter two months ago to WE tv, asking to be “freed” from what she thought was “excessive and unfair.” Tamar claimed that her “cry for help went totally ignored.” The Love and War singer expressed that her experience was like “witnessing the slow death of the woman I became, that discouraged my will to fight.” 

The singer-reality star continues to stress the fact that mental illness is indeed real. “ We must normalize acknowledging it and stop associating it with shame and humiliation” said the singer. She also expresses that the prayers of fans and loved ones are the reason why she pushed above her “own personal demise.” 

Tamar mentions that she will use her voice to be an “ally for every black and and brown person who has suffered from the continued exploitation of reality television.” She also included that reality stars have “ no union, no coat of protection, no formal representation that protects our labor, our rights, or our voices.”  

She concludes that she is now learning to grow through her pain rather than trying to escape it. She acknowledges that she forgot about her son during her time of “distress and desperation.” 

“I pray you will stand with me and be courageous enough to share your own truth” said Tamar Braxton. 

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First and foremost, Thank you. 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 just only a week ago.  Every one of us has a desire, whether small or big, to make it out of where we come from to an ideal future place that includes, freedom to be who we choose, security for our children and families, and fortune to share with the ones we love. We believe these things can co-exist with just being happy. I believed that, that as a black woman, as an artist, an influence, a personality I could shape my world, and with whom I believed to be my partners, they could help me share my world. 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 letter over 2 months ago asking to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair. I explained in personal detail the demise I was experiencing. My cry for help went totally ignored. However the demands persisted. It was my spirit, and my soul that was tainted the most. There are a few things I count on most to be, a good mother, a good daughter, a good partner, a good sister, and a good person. Who I was, begun to mean little to nothing, because it would only be how I was portrayed on television that would matter. It was witnessing the slow death of the woman I became, that discouraged my will to fight. I felt like I was no longer living, I was existing for the purpose of a corporations gain and ratings, and that killed me. Mental illness is real. We have to normalize acknowledging it and stop associating it with shame and humiliation. The pain that I have experienced over the past 11 years has slowly ate away at my spirit and my mental. (Swipe to finish )

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