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Singer and reality television star Tamar Braxton was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital Thursday night after possibly overdosing and attempting suicide, several media outlets reported Friday.
The 43-year-old singer was rushed to an LA-area hospital after she was found unresponsive around 9:45 p.m. Thursday at the Ritz Carlton Residences in downtown Los Angeles, The Blast first reported. Sources say Braxton overdosed on pills and alcohol, and they believe this was a suicide attempt. She remains at the unnamed hospital on a 24-hour watch, but her condition is unknown.
UPDATE: Tamar Braxton hospitalized after reports of suicide attempt
Her boyfriend David Adefeso, who was staying with her at the hotel, told police that she had been upset earlier Thursday and had threatened suicide, according to TMZ. Law enforcement sources say the “Braxton Family Values” star did not leave a note, but they also described the cause of her hospitalization as a “possible suicide attempt,” according to TMZ. The couple typically releases an episode of their YouTube show “Coupled & Quarantined” on Thursdays, but it was postponed without explanation Thursday.
Braxton, the youngest in a family of singers, shot to fame when her family’s show, starring music legend Toni Braxton, began airing on WeTV in 2011. Tamar Braxton quickly became a fan favorite due to her outspokenness and unfiltered stance that she deserved the same musical success as her celebrated, older sister. She would go on to aspire to that goal by putting out hit records including “Love and War” and receiving several Grammy nominations, with the latest being for her song “If I Don’t Have You” in 2016. In 2019, she was the winner on reality show “Celebrity Big Brother.”
In a statement to People on Friday, a spokesperson for WE tv said: “Tamar Braxton has been part of the WE tv family for nearly a decade. We are keeping her and her family in our thoughts and prayers and joining with her fans sending strength and healing at this difficult time.”
On Twitter, several fans shared their well wishes Friday afternoon for a speedy recovery.
Earlier this week, Braxton, who is currently starring on VH1′s “To Catch a Beautician,” publicly complained about how her family was cut short of the financial gain of another famous reality TV family – the Kardashians. Her comments on Twitter drew attention from fans, with many pointing to the Braxtons, who are Black, being shortchanged due to their race.
“I 100 percent wrote the theme song… where is the coin,” she wrote about the “Braxton Family Values” theme song. “…our show is on Netflix…. where is the coin… 10 years on The air… we make 75 percent LESS than the kardashians.”