The Blast reported that the 43-year-old singer and reality star’s boyfriend, David Adefeso, found her “unresponsive” in their room at the Ritz-Carlton Residences in downtown LA.
He called 911 and claimed that Braxton “had been drinking and had taken an unknown amount of prescription pills,” the outlet continued. Sources told The Blast they believe it was a possible suicide attempt. The Blast reported that it obtained a text that Braxton sent family members that sounded like a suicide note. It read, in part, “I am a slave. I do not own my life. My stories. My pictures. My thoughts or beliefs. I’ve asked my massa to free me. I’m threatened and punished for it.” It also said, according to The Blast, “the only way I see out is death.”
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to Heavy that the department received a medical emergency call around 9:45 p.m. at 900 W. Olympic Blvd — which is where the Ritz-Carlton is located.
A media representative said an “individual was transported” from the location to a local hospital.
TMZ reported that the 911 caller indicated “someone at the Ritz Carlton hotel in downtown L.A. attempted suicide.”
When EMTs arrived, they found The Real and Braxton Family Values star unconscious in her room, TMZ continued. Sources told the outlet that Adefeso explained to police that his girlfriend “had been upset earlier in the day and had threatened suicide.”
The Blast reported that a spokesperson for Braxton said, “Tamar has had a very tough and emotional day — more information will be coming in the next few days. Please pray for her.”
Braxton is currently in stable condition but still unconscious, The Blast continued. She is under 24-hour-watch at the hospital.
Here’s what you need to know:
Earlier That Day, Braxton Postponed Her YouTube Show Because She Was ‘Under the Weather’
Braxton and Adefeso film a weekly YouTube show called “Coupled & Quarantined,” according to Just Jared.
An episode was scheduled to air Thursday night, but a message was posted to their YouTube page announcing its postponement.
The message explained that Braxton was not feeling well.
“Hello ya’ll unfortunately your girl Tamar is under the weather today and not feeling well so we need to postpone today’s show (don’t worry it’s not COVID). We’re sad because we had a great show lined up for you today, but next week’s show is going to be even bigger and better,” the message reads. “So sorry for the inconvenience, we know many of you look forward to the show every week. We’ll make it up to you next week.”
In an Instagram Live post, Nene Leakes said of Braxton, “I was trying to be her support system and she was being my support system. Tamar is now getting the proper help that she needs. I am going to let her talk to you guys when she’s able to talk to you guys.”
Many Have Taken to Twitter to Express Their Concern & Support for Braxton
Users flooded the platform late Thursday night and early Friday to offer their well wishes.
“Tamar” was trending on Twitter Friday morning with nearly 9,000 tweets.
Perez Hilton praised the star on his personal account, calling Braxton “wonderfully wacky.”
Adefeso has not yet commented on any of his social media accounts.
Braxton is the Star of a Brand New Reality Show
In VH1’s To Catch A Beautician, Braxton teams up with celebrity hairstylist Johnny Wright to “help disgruntled clients confront the beauticians who wrecked their hair,” according to the show’s website.
The duo performs a “sting operation” each episode, the site continues, in which Braxton and Wright challenge the stylists by putting them through a “rigorous boot camp” to learn “proper hair care.”
The show debuted May 25 and airs on Mondays.
Braxton is also a famed vocalist, most notably known for her 2012 Billboard Top 100 U.S. R&B single “Love and War.”
Her new reality docuseries, Tamra Braxton: Get Ya Life! is slated to premiere July 30 on We TV, according to the company’s website.
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK. They provide free 24/7, private help.