Celebrity News July 20, 2020
The Latest on Tamar Braxton Following Apparent Suicide Attempt
New details have been released following Tamar Braxton's apparent suicide attempt last week.
TheBlast.com reports Tamar is now awake and responsive after her boyfriend David found her unconscious in an L.A. hotel room on Thursday.
A spokesperson told the site, "Tamar has been transferred to another facility for further evaluation and treatment.” Sources say the new hospital focuses on mental health and issues like depression, anxiety, and sexual assault trauma.
Insiders say Braxton will stay at the facility as doctors determine a treatment plan.
On Thursday, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department told Us Weekly, “There was a medical emergency call generated related to a possible overdose at 9:45 p.m. The person was then transported to a nearby hospital.”
According to The Blast, Braxton's boyfriend David Adefeso found her “unresponsive” in her hotel room at the Ritz Carlton Residence in downtown L.A.
Tamar Braxton Hospitalized After Possible OverdoseView Story
Ambulances arrived after Adefeso called 911 to report that his girlfriend had been drinking and had taken an unknown number of prescription pills.
Hours earlier, TheBlast says she sent a possible suicide note to family that said, "I am a slave. I do not own my life. My stories. My pictures. My thoughts or beliefs. I've asked my massa to free me. I'm threatened and punished for it. The only way I see out is death. I will choose that before I continue to love (sic) like this. Please help me.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Tamar and David kept busy with a live YouTube show called “Coupled & Quarantined,” which was scheduled to air Thursday night. Hours before her hospitalization, the episode was postponed. A note read, “Hello Ya'll Unfortunately, Your girl Tamar is under the weather today and not feeling well so we need to postpone today's show (Don't worry it's not Covid) We're sad because we had a great show lined up for you today, but next week's show is going to be even bigger and better. so sorry for the inconvenience, we know many of you look forward to the show every week. we'll make it up to you next week.”
Earlier in the day, Tamar posted a video of herself singing while her son yelled for her. She wrote on Instagram, “I just want to know if ANYONE else besides me need a vacation 🤦🏽♀️😩😩😩 Logan wasn't haven't it then OR now‼️‼️❤️✨all i need to see is water 💦 and some sun ☀️ It's only 1:30 and I wanna go to bed right now😬.”
Her hospitalization comes just weeks before the premiere of her new WE tv show “Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!” In a new teaser, Tamar opened up about her struggles, saying, “I've been feeling choked every single day.”
Since the incident, family and friends have spoken out in support.
Her family released a statement last week, asking for prayers. “Tamar has had a very tough and emotional day — more information will be coming in the next few days. Please pray for her.”
Nene Leakes wrote on Instagram, “I talk to Tamar often! Spoke to her yesterday and tried to pull her thru this moment. Spoke to her and David today! I say that to say this...check on your strong friends! Try not to judge so much! know that there are people being treated wrong for real and It's really painful. I know Tamar is gonna get thru this but please pray for her strength 🙌🏾.”
Mariah Carey tweeted, "Tamar, I love you and I'm praying for you. ❤️❤️❤️❤️"
Tamar, I love you and I'm praying for you. ❤️❤️❤️❤️@MariahCarey
Tiny Harris shared, "Pls send the prayers up that the Lord will protect & cover my family, my sister, our girl @tamarbraxton We love u lady 🙏🏽👑💕‼️”