Toni Braxton is speaking out for the first time since her youngest sister Tamar Braxton was hospitalized on July 16 for a possible suicide attempt. The 52-year-old “Un-Break My Heart” singer shared a message about the importance of family in an Instagram post from Wednesday, July 29.
Toni shared an old photo that showed her hanging out with her sisters Traci Braxton, Towanda Braxton, Trina Braxton, Tamar, and their mother Evelyn Braxton. “Family is everything! Especially sisters!” she captioned the image.
As previously mentioned, an ambulance transported the “Braxton Family Values” reality star to a hospital after Tamar’s boyfriend David Adefeso found the singer and songwriter unresponsive in their hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Residences in downtown Los Angeles two weeks ago.
The businessman reportedly told the dispatcher in his 911 call that Tamar had taken an unknown amount of prescription pills that she uses to treat depression, had been drinking, and was having issues with ”the network, the company she’s working with, and they did something today.” The Grammy-nominated singer was reportedly trying to get out of her contract for her upcoming docuseries “Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!” at the time.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to The Blast that they received a call at 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, that matched Tamar’s description and the location of the hotel, explaining that her emergency was listed as a “possible overdose.”
Tamar has broken her silence since then. On July 30, the “Love and War” singer took to Instagram to thank fans for their support while also sharing details that led to her purported suicide attempt. “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,” she said.
She went on to say that she “felt like I was no longer living, I was existing for the purpose of a corporations gain and ratings, and that killed me.” One day after she called the network out on social media, We TV cut ties with Tamar. On Friday, July 31, Variety obtained a statement from We TV that said it would “honor her request to end all future work for the network.”
As of last week, Tamar had reportedly been transferred to a hospital specializing in mental health care. The Los Angeles facility is said to have a staff of top doctors in the field of mental health who specialize in depression, anxiety and sexual assault trauma. David released a statement to the outlet one week after the incident, where he revealed that Tamar is “receiving the best available medical attention.”