Tamar Braxton is ‘awake and alert’ after she was hospitalised for a suspected overdose

Tamar Braxton is said to be awake and alert after hospitalisation for a suspected overdose.
Tamar Braxton is said to be awake and alert after hospitalisation for a suspected overdose.
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American singer Tamar Braxton is said to be “awake and alert” after she was hospitalised last week, following an alleged suicide attempt.

Last Thursday, the 43-year-old was rushed to hospital after she was found unresponsive by her boyfriend, David Adefeso, at the Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA Live, Los Angeles.

Now the talk-show host and reality TV star is reportedly "alert and responsive", according to The Blast.

Sources close to the situation told the publication, "Tamar is now awake and alert, talking to doctors about her situation and the days leading up to the hospitalisation."

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Initially when Tamar was found “unconscious” by David, she was rushed to the closest hospital. But, after she was stabilised, it was clear she would need more specialised mental-health treatment, and over the weekend she was moved to another Los Angeles hospital that has top specialists in the field of mental health, including depression, anxiety and sexual assault trauma.

Speaking to The Blast, Tamar’s spokesperson said: "Tamar has been transferred to another facility for further evaluation and treatment. Out of respect for Tamar's privacy and that of her family, no additional information is available at this time. The outpouring of support that Tamar has received is a testament to the light that she brings to people."

The Blast also reports the mother of one will stay in hospital until doctors can evaluate what type of further treatment she needs or decide to release her to undergo more outpatient-type treatment.

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The Braxton Family Values star’s bae called 911 and said he believed Tamar had been drinking and taking prescription pills. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles police department confirmed: "There was a medical emergency call generated related to a possible overdose at 9.45 pm [LA time]. The person was then transported to a nearby hospital."

The Blast had also reported that Tamar had a rough few days leading to her hospitalisation, including the release of a trailer for her new reality TV show, Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!, which she was reportedly “blindsided” by and was upset about its contents.

A representative for Tamar said at the time: "Tamar has had a very tough and emotional day. More information will be coming in the next few days. Please pray for her."

It’s reported that she had written a scathing letter to executives for WE tv, who produced the show, telling them she was suicidal in the weeks leading up to the incident.

In the letter published on Page Six, the twice-married singer compared network executives to "cruel white slave masters who once chained our forefathers". Also, she blamed reality TV show producers for wrecking the Braxton family and turning them from a “once happy” group to one that “fight[s] with each other, betray each other, and now we're physically assaulting each other”.

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