Two weeks later Tamar Braxton was admitted to hospital in Los Angeles for a suicide attempt, the first Real A co-host issued a powerful statement about the impact of reality television on her mental health.
“I was tricked, I took advantage of it, overworked and underpaid,” Braxton wrote Thursday on social media. “I wrote a letter more than two months ago asking her to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair. I explained in personal detail the death I was going through. My cry for help went totally ignored. However the demands persisted …. Who am I [began] which means little to nothing, because it would be just as I was shown on television that would be important. I was witnessing the slow death of the woman who became, which discouraged my willingness to fight. I felt like I was no longer alive. I was existing for the purpose of corporate earnings and ratings, and that killed me. Mental illness is real. We must normalize her recognition and stop associating her with shame and humiliation. “
Braxton continued, stating that “reality TV personalities have no union, no protective coating, no formal representation to protect our work, our rights, our voices. They promise us an opportunity but produce exploitation, which has only developed a poor portrait of black people in the exhibition business. “
After thanking her supporters for their support, Braxton vowed to “do everything in my power to help those who have [suffer] from mental illness, including those of us [whose] mental illness was only a result of the toxic and equipping systematic attachment in it [in] television. It was only God̵7;s grace and mercy in my attempt to end my pain and my life that I am here to use my voice. ”
Read Braxton’s statement below:
Member of the regular cast of WE TV’s Braxton Family Values since 2011, Braxton stars opposite of that two husband Vince Herbert in the spinoff Tamar & Vince from 2012 to 2017. She served as a co-host of The Real from 2013 to 2016, during which she (along with her fellow co-hosts) was nominated for two Emmy Daytime Awards.
Although she was forced to withdraw from it Dancing With the Stars in 2015 due to injury, Braxton returned to the world of reality competitions in 2019, where he won the second season of Big Brother celebrity. He also continued as a guest judge RuPaul’s Drag Race (twice) and HBO Max’s Legendary.
On the front of the script, Braxton has a guest star The Human Soul, That would be Mary Jane, In the Flock u Bold and beautiful.
Braxton’s next reality TV show, Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life, was set up for the July 30 premiere on WE TV but has since been postponed. See the trailer below:
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