Tamar Braxton Opens Up After Suicide Attempt: “Mental Illness is Real”

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Over a week ago, we reported on an apparent suicide attempt by singer Tamar Braxton. There were rumors floating around that the singer and reality star was being pushed too far with her television contract, inability to own her own image as well as other factors.

Well, this past Thursday, the 43-year-old Braxton confirmed many of those rumors. She revealed in a lengthy statement posted on her Instagram that she had attempted suicide after suffering “pain” for the past 11 years while working in the entertainment industry as a reality star.

A few bright spots in the letter to her fans was that Tamar explained how she’s on a “path to healing” following her recent hospitalization after she was found unresponsive in a hotel room earlier this month.