Tamar Braxton Opens Up About Her Scary Suicide Attempt In Lengthy Letter

Tamar Braxton Opens Up About Her Scary Suicide Attempt In Lengthy Letter

Following her hospitalization earlier this month, Tamar Braxton is finally opening up about her scary suicide attempt. The star confirmed the suspicions that she had tried to ‘end’ her life when she was found unresponsive and rushed to the hospital.

Tamar Braxton posted a long letter on her go-to social media platform, Instagram, in which she explained he struggle with mental illness and how feeling ‘overworked’ and ‘underpaid’ might have contributed to her extreme gesture.

The star also shared a picture of her and her 7 year old son, Logan alongside the 2-page long note in which she broke her silence about her suicide attempt.

The singer made sure to show gratitude to her fans for their support before going on to say that ‘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.’

‘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. 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. I wrote 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,’ Tamar Braxton explained to her followers.

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First and foremost, Thank you. 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.  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. 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. I wrote 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. My cry for help went totally ignored. However the demands persisted. 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. Who I was, begun to mean little to nothing, because it would only be how I was portrayed on television that would matter. 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. Mental illness is real. We have to normalize acknowledging it and stop associating it with shame and humiliation. The pain that I have experienced over the past 11 years has slowly ate away at my spirit and my mental. (Swipe to finish )

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This comes after only a few days before her hospitalization, Tamar shared her frustrations over the network not paying the Braxton Family Values cast nearly as much as the Kardashians get for their show.

To find out more about what Tamar had to say, make sure to read her letter in its entirety.