Tamar Braxton has broken her silence on her Suicide Attempt and says she is on her ‘Path to Healing’
“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,” Tamar Braxton said, according to People
She was recently hospitalized after she was found unresponsive in a hotel room earlier this month.
On Thursday, Braxton, 43, revealed in a lengthy and raw statement on Instagram that she had attempted suicide after suffering “pain” for the past 11 years while working in the entertainment industry as a reality star.
“First and foremost, thank you,” Braxton began, addressing her fans.
“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,” she wrote.
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,” Braxton continued
Braxton went on to say that “over the past 11 years there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave.”
The singer claimed she was “betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid,” prompting her to write “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.”
Braxton said that her cry for help was “totally ignored” and that she continued to be overwhelmed by “demands” from her career.
“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,” Braxton said.