Tamar Braxton has opened up about her tragic suicide attempt and revealed her thought process during that time in a very candid interview with Taraji P. Henson.
According to an upcoming clip of “Peace of Mind With Taraji”, shared exclusively to ET Online, the 43-year-old Braxton claimed she thought her 7-year-old son Logan would be better off without her.
“Logan was the reason why I made that decision. I just felt like he deserved better. I felt like I was embarrassing him, being a fool on TV,” Braxton shared through her tears.
“You thought he would be better without you?” Henson asks before Tamar replied, “I thought in that moment.”
“Because I knew that’s not what my whole life really was. That’s not who I was. I didn’t want him to be embarrassed in front of his friends,” Braxton explained.
The upcoming episode of Henson’s new series is titled “Surviving Mental Breakdown With Tamar Braxton,” the singer and TV personality opened up in a no hold barred sit down about her mental breakdown, suicide attempt, and what pushed her over the edge.
Braxton was found unresponsive on July 16th in her downtown Los Angeles residence. The singer was transported to a local hospital where she received specialized mental health treatment.
“I already felt dead. I felt choked. It was about feeling like I could never be myself and being misunderstood and having the stigma of the angry Black woman all the time,” Braxton said.
“Peace of Mind With Taraji” episodes drop weekly via Facebook, every Monday and Wednesday, at 9 a.m.