Tamar Braxton had her family and millions of fans worried about her.
A few weeks ago, Tamar’s boyfriend, David Adefeso, found her unresponsive. He called 911 to report that Tamar had been drinking and taking an unknown amount of prescription pills in an alleged attempted suicide. She was rushed to the hospital and it was later reported that she was under 24-hour watch. Her sisters spoke out and asked people for prayers. Now Tamar is speaking out for the first time.
On Tamar’s Instagram account, she shared a picture of her and her son with a lengthy caption. In the message, she thanked each person who wished her well and gave her support. She went on to say that she feels “betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid,” from her reality WE TV deal. Also, Tamar said that mental health is real, and being on reality television has “ate away” at her spirit and her mental. She also said she is going to grow from this situation and will take time to heal.
Take a look:
“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.”