Tamar Braxton Shares Health Update After Leaving Hospital: 'I Just Feel So Blessed'
By Meredith B. Kile
Warner Bros. Television
Tamar Braxton is thankfully feeling better.
The 38-year-old performer called into her daytime talk show The Real and updated her co-hosts on her condition, after doctors discovered last week that she had several pulmonary embolisms, or blood clots in her lungs.
“I miss all the fans. I miss being in the studio,” Braxton told co-hosts Jeannie Mae, Loni Love, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adrienne Bailon. “And feeling, you know, all the love and the essence of The Real, honey. But to be honest, I cannot wait to come back.”
Braxton was released from the hospital on Tuesday, and shared her excitement on social media.
“Guess who’s leaving the hospital!” she exclaimed in an Instagram video as she was wheeled from the hospital with husband Vincent Gilbert by her side. She also thanked fans for their support, captioning the pic, “#so blessed❤️ thank you all for your prayers? i❤️ you all so much❣.”
“I just feel so blessed to come out of the hospital,” Braxton told her co-hosts on Thursday's show, thanking her fans, her husband, and her mother, Evelyn, for their love and support. “A lot of people don’t come out of the hospital with multiple P.E.s, like I had. I just feel really blessed... beyond measure.”
Braxton was forced to withdraw from this season of Dancing With the Stars after being hospitalized last week, and has been keeping fans updated on her condition via social media.
"With a heavy heart I regret to inform you that my season of #dwts has to come to an end along with the rest of my tour dates with @musicbykem," Braxton captioned an Instagram pic from her hospital bed alongside pro partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, last Tuesday. "After yesterday's final #dwts performance I went back to the hospital (after the doctors didn't want me to leave in the first place) only to find out that I don't have pneumonia but something way more serious and that is having several P.E.'s (blood clots in both sides of my lungs)."
DWTS later confirmed that Braxton was leaving the show to ET, saying in a statement, "We can confirm that Tamar Braxton asked to withdraw from the competition due to medical issues. Our pro and celebrity dancers' health is paramount. We wish her all the best and hope she recovers quickly."
Braxton has been documenting her hectic life -- the singer also released her fourth studio album, Calling All Lovers, in October -- and health issues for the new season of her reality show with Gilbert, Tamar & Vince.
“I’ve been dreaming of this moment since I was a little girl, but it’s a lot of pressure,” Braxton admits in a preview clip for the show’s fourth season. “My schedule is out of control, as you can see.”