Tamar Braxton‘s boyfriend David Adefeso is sharing an update about the singer’s road to recovery following her recent hospitalization for what was reported as a possible suicide attempt.
As we covered, the 43-year-old Braxton Family Values star was taken to a hospital on July 16 after Adefeso found her unresponsive at the Ritz-Carlton Residences in downtown LA and called 911 for help. Now, he’s letting fans know they can exhale a bit because Tamar will continue to get the treatment she needs during this difficult time.
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Acknowledging the outpouring of concern and support for the star, he told The Blast in a statement:
“On behalf of Tamar Braxton, I want to thank her fans and the public for the ongoing thoughts and prayers. Tamar is a beautifully talented woman, a devoted mother, a loving girlfriend, a dear sister and a special friend to countless people. This is an extremely difficult time for Tamar and her family as she navigates professional and personal struggles including her battle with depression.”
Braxton gave fans quite a scare when she was admitted, with her boyfriend apparently telling police she had been drinking and took prescription pills the night of the incident, though, it was unclear how many. Although it was initially believed the singer left a suicide note for family members at one point earlier that day, another insider close to the situation has since denied that report, claiming her boyfriend “does not believe that she was trying to kill herself, despite experiencing some rough times in quarantine.”
Either way, it’s obvious Tamar was under some distress and while she’s not completly out of the woods yet, loved ones remain hopeful she’s getting the appropriate overall care she needs moving forward. He added:
“Tamar is currently receiving the best available medical attention to address those struggles and strengthen her mental health, and her family and I will remain by her side throughout her treatment. Please continue to send prayers and hope as Tamar continues the path to recovery and ultimate happiness. We ask to please respect Tamar’s privacy, and her family’s privacy, during this important time of healing.”
After she entered the hospital, we learned Tamar was in a stable condition and was finally “awake and communicating” with those around her. Doctors determined it was in her best interest to move her to a mental health facility for more targeted treatment.
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A source with knowledge about the decision explained:
“Tamar is not out of the woods by any means. Doctors are still keeping a very close eye on her for her safety. Tamar has been committed to working on her mental health for some time, but she experienced some setbacks during the last year, finding quarantine to be particularly difficult.”
We continue to keep her in our thoughts and prayers for a healthy, full recovery.
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