Tamar Braxton is opening up about her reported suicide attempt two weeks after she was hospitalized for an alleged drug overdose. The 43-year-old “Braxton Family Values” reality star released a statement in an Instagram post on Thursday, July 30, where she insinuated that working in the reality television business pushed her to end her own life.
Taking to social media with a photo of her hugging her 7-year-old son, Logan Vincent Herbert, Tamar began her statement by thanking people for their prayers. The singer and songwriter then went on to suggest that she felt betrayed by the We tv network for portraying her in a negative light.
“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,” she said. Tamar claims she wrote a letter to the network two months ago, asking to be freed from her contract for her upcoming docuseries “Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!” due to the “demise” she was experiencing. She hinted that the network dismissed how she was feeling. “My cry for help went totally ignored,” she said.
Hours after We tv moved forward with dropping the trailer for her new reality show, Tamar attempted to end her own life. The “Love and War” singer expressed that her soul and spirit were tainted. “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.”
Tamar explained that God and the prayers she received from fans and family helped her rise above her personal demise. “It was only God’s grace and his mercy on my attempt to end my pain and my life that I am here to utilize my voice.”
The Maryland native revealed that reality TV personalities have no rights, voices, or unions, expressing that she believes the genre exploits people instead of giving them an opportunity. Tamar concluded her message by explaining that she is “on an irreversible path to healing” through professional treatment for her and for the sake of her son, and will continue to fight for ethical business practices in reality TV.
On July 16, an ambulance reportedly rushed Tamar to the hospital after her boyfriend David Adefeso called 911 to say he’d found Tamar unconscious at The Ritz-Carlton Residences in downtown Los Angeles. The businessman told the dispatcher that Tamar had taken an unknown amount of prescription pills that she takes to treat depression, had been drinking, and was having issues with the network that airs “BFV.”