Toni Braxton says ‘family is everything’ as she breaks silence over sister Tamar’s ‘suicide attempt'
SINGER TONI Braxton said ‘family is everything’ as she broke her silence over sister Tamar’s ‘suicide attempt.'
Tamar was found unconscious and rushed to the hospital after allegedly taking an unknown amount of pills with alcohol.
Toni, 52, posted on Instagram on Wednesday following a lengthy absence after her sister was rushed to the hospital.
Along with a photo of the Braxton sisters, the Unbreak My Heart singer shared: "Family is everything! Especially sisters!"
This is the first time the singer has even remotely addressed the news surrounding her younger sister, Tamar, after being spotted visiting her at the hospital.
Tamar, 43, was found unresponsive by her boyfriend David Adefesco at the Ritz Carlton Residences in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, July 16.
David called 911, and the singer was rushed to the hospital by ambulance.
On the call David could first be heard talking to the dispatcher calmly: "My girlfriend is not responding. She's not awake.
"She's been drinking about half – she also took some medication for depression – I don't know how many."
Surprisingly, David then explained to the dispatcher that Tamar had been very "angry earlier" about her new reality TV show, Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!
However, TMZ's sources claimed that it was David who reacted poorly to the pilot of his girlfriend's new show Get Ya Life! which allegedly made Tamar very upset.
Family members, including Toni, are allegedly questioning who really had issues with the show because he was reportedly portrayed as "demanding and controlling."
They further claimed they noticed a change in Tamar since her relationship with the accountant and that her mood swings tend to align with David's feelings.
In the preview for the show, Tamar and David are heard having a fight with production having to intervene as Tamar begins screaming for him to "stop."
Another thing that David talked about in his call to 911 was an alleged suicide note she had left behind, where the reality TV star called herself a "slave" and said she did "not own my life."
The alleged note further read: "The only way I see out is death. I will choose that before I continue to [live] like this. Please help me."
A source told The Blast: "Tamar drafted a tweet which it appears she was preparing to push out to the world – but decided to send it to several family members instead."
Thankfully, new sources have reported that the singer is "alert and responsive."
The reality star was moved to a new hospital for specialized treatment, with sources close to the star revealing that she has been “talking to doctors about her situation and the days leading up to the hospitalization."
As well as a successful singer, Tamar became the first African American to win Celebrity Big Brother in the US last year.
She is the younger sister of Unbreak My Heart singer Toni Braxton, and has had hits with songs including You're Makin' Me High and He Wasn't Man Enough.
Tamar also made a name for herself in reality TV, starring on the WE TV series Braxton Family Values and working on her own spin-off, Get Ya Life!, which has been postponed due to the situation.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.
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