Tamar Braxton is talking outside, almost two weeks after she was hospitalized for what she now confirms was an attempt to end her life.
In a lengthy, crude and emotional post on social media, Braxton wrote “It was only the grace of God and his mercy in my quest to end the pain and my life that I am here to use my voice.”
She revealed she had attempted suicide after suffering “pain” for the past 11 years while working in the entertainment industry as a reality star.
Braxton was hospitalized July 16 after being found unconscious in a Los Angeles mansion.
She began her post thanking her fans for their support.
“In the present moment, it is my only responsibility to be real with myself and to be real with those who truly love me and care about my healing,”; she wrote. “I have not failed, I have shared with you my brightest days and I know to share with you what has been my darkest, it will be the light for every man or woman who is feeling the same defeat I felt just a week ago, “she wrote.and sharing with them” what has been my darkest will be the light for any man or woman who is feeling the same defeat I felt just a week ago.
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She then focused on the pressures of her career and reality series.
“I believed that, as a black woman, as an artist, an influence, a personality that I could shape my world, and with whom I believed they were my partners, they could help me share my world,” wrote Braxton and went on to say that “over the past 11 years promises have been made to defend and portray my history, with the originality and honesty I have given. I have been betrayed, exploited, overburdened and overpaid.” more than 2 months ago seeking to get rid of what I believed was excessive and unfair. I explained in personal detail the death I was experiencing. But she says her cry for help was “completely ignored” and her “requests” continued.
“It was my spirit and my soul that was colored the most. “There are some things I appreciate most to be, a good mother, a good daughter, a good partner, a good sister and a good person,” Braxton said.
Braxton went on to explain that she thought she was no longer “living” but “existed for corporate profit and valuation purposes, and that killed me.”
Braxton stated that “mental illness is real” and how a society “should normalize accepting it and stop associating it with shame and humiliation.”
“The pain I have experienced over the last 11 years has slowly eaten up in my spirit and mind,” she continued.
The singer / actress said she will now do “everything in my power to help them with mental illness, including those of us whose mental illness was just the result of the systematic toxic bond that resides on television.”
Recently we pushed her next reality TV show Get Ya Life! after hospitalization. Originally set for its July 30 premiere, it will now debut on September 10th.
At the time, WE tv issued the following statement:
“Tamar Braxton has been a very important member of the WE tv family for over a decade, and our first concern is for her recovery and well-being. Given the current situation, we are postponing the premiere of ‘Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!’ until September 10 We know, when the time is right, Tamar fans will be hooked to see this honest portrait of her life, but – at the moment – we are joining her fans and sending strength and recovery in the hope that she will receive the support and help she needs in this difficult time.
Braxton also stars in WE tv’s Braxton family values, and hosts To Catch a Beautician on VH1.
You can read Braxton’s entire sentence below.