Tamar Braxton

Reality TV star Tamar Braxton was hospitalized this week with blood clots in both of her lungs. As you know, blood clots, aka pulmonary embolism, are potentially dangerous if they travel too deep into the lung or if they lodge in the heart.

The part-time singer was rushed to a local hospital earlier this week suffering from what was initially reported as pneumonia.

She was discharged the same day and returned to Dancing With the Stars, despite feeling poorly.

As a result of her serious illness Braxton was unable to continue competing in Dancing With the Stars.

The 38-year-old mother of one broke the news to her followers on social media by posting a photo of herself and her disappointed dance partner, Val Chmerkovskiy.

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. 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) As you all know I will be the first to always encourage anyone to push through any obstacle that comes along one’s way. But in this case, my health is my current obstacle. .. And in TRUE #tamartian form I must go about this the exact same way as I would anything else. I woke up to a mirror and saw myself this morning and that makes me the winner because that almost wasn’t the case. ?Take care of yourselves… I love you and thank you ALL for your support.”

in 2011 Sandrarose.com broke the story that Tamar's husband, Vince Herbert, was hospitalized for 40 days with blood clots in his lungs.

Media guru Nick Cannon was hospitalized with blood clots in July, and rapper Heavy D died of blood clots in his lungs in 2011.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    WTF..is this a hollywood epidemic?

  • Too Many Colors

    GOD Bless YOU Tamar

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    What causes those types of clots Sandra?

  • SummerBaby

    I wish her the best! ?? My kids grandma passed away from this & their father was recently hospitalized for it.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Take care Tamar ?

  • capricorn83

    It's a good thing she caught these early enough. All of the flying she does definitely doesn't help.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Wishing her a speedy recovery

  • GTFOHWTBS

    get well Tamar

  • MS PEACHES

    I was very surprised by the way she danced.

  • Miany

    I hope she recovers completely and quickly.

  • AreSee

    When I had them, the Dr told me it could have been from when I was on BC...but that was sometime earlier. So they didn't have a legit "reason". Like Tamar, I was told I had pneumonia.. Another Dr came in and got more testing done that showed it was a PE in both lungs..they told me if I would have waited another day, I likely would have been dead. I was suffering thru this pain for 3 days thinking I had a pulled muscle in my back... Now if I have any pain I run straight for the ER. ..

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Lurk9 was tore the fukk up behind this. Self proclaimed Tamartian. Had the nerve to ask me and the Mrs to send DWTS an email explaining that the show needed Tamar, and if they didn't let her come back she wasn't going to watch anymore.
    I was tired as hell, so all I said was, Ok. *shrug*

  • Sexy CJ

    ************

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    She was doing great but health is way more important, sending get well wishes.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Now, you know she's gonna ask you tonight if you sent that email. LOL!

  • Sincerity7

    I think this is what her husband Vince had a few years ago too. Didn't know it was this common.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Wow. That's scary. There's not a genetic predisposition for this is there?

  • iWasteTime

    Man!
    I had her winning it all!

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    I'm just really happy that they discovered the real culprit before it was too late.

  • Prettybootnikki

    My mother passed last year from this. Still can't believe she's gone.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Sorry for your loss

  • LibraGirlonly

    Me too

  • SummerBaby

    Yes it can be. The doctor recommended the kids get a complete bloodwork at their next appointment.

  • Just Keya

    I'm glad they caught this in time. smh. Well wishes and a speedy recovery. That mess is nothing to play with. On a side note, she danced very well and I would of never expected her to dance that good.

  • Just Keya

    Oh wow. Really? smh. That's scary

  • Just Keya

    *I hollered* why did you have to say "had the nerve" She is 9, she don't know. But how sweet is that!!! That's very sweet of her. Bless her little heart.

  • iWasteTime

    Lurk 9!!!
    I'll write it for her!

  • SummerBaby

    Their auntie had her blood work checked after their mom passed. It was a very scary time & y'all know he gets on my nerves ?

  • Prettybootnikki

    Thank you. It's deffinately hard.

  • Just Keya

    Well prayers up for all the kiddies that they are and will be alright. #Amen

  • SummerBaby

    Sorry for your loss! ?? my kids lost their grandma a few years ago to it as well.

  • Prettybootnikki

    Thanks. Sorry for your loss too!!!!

  • Sassy24

    Get well soon

  • AnonymousRose

    feel better hunny

  • AnonymousRose

    truly sorry for your loss, I cant imagine

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I didn't. Although I thought she was doing great, I felt like they were going to do her like Mya.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I totally forgot about Vince having blood clots.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Did ya'll miss me?!?!?!? Of course not. Last time I pray for the blog.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    You feeling better?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Thankfully, you're aware and your kids are healthy and prayerfully will stay that way.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    On a lighter note, her dancing partner is krute :waves:

  • Too Many Colors

    I'm so sorry. God bless you.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Was that a 'Heeeyyy Bew' wave?

  • Too Many Colors

    I'm still pissed about Mya and Mel B.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Blood clots are no joke. If something doesn't feel right get it checked out. It could make the difference between life and death.

  • 1/8

    She sucks as a talk show host, but I hope she gets better, soon.

  • Just Keya

    I did not see either one of them. Were they good?

  • Just Keya

    -_-

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    KEYA! Where have you been?

  • Just Keya

    I went away with the soon to be. How have you been? It's nice to know I was missed. lol

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Aww you left to get dack. I understand that. I'm doing alright. I hope you had a good time.

  • Just Keya

    Girl I sure did!!!! Got my LIFE! lol

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Why yes, yes it is ?

  • AnonymousRose

    yea I had to sit out a post , and re group....lol

  • AnonymousRose

    you getting married.... well Ill be congrats love, Many blessings to you all

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    lol. I opened my laptop and right there was his face. I had to sit down.

  • AnonymousRose

    yep he's my new screen saver on my phone, #ichytunot

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :newpost: OTB's man :eek:
    :wtf: she at? :twisted:

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :hug:

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I forgot about Mel B ?. They tried it with Brandy and Lil Kim too

  • Prettybootnikki

    Thanks.

  • Prettybootnikki

    Thank you.

  • Just Keya

    Thank you!

  • Futuredocdonte

    ??? the face you make when u can't spot shade and wonder if the person is now an almost friend of the blog

  • Renee26

    The teddy bear though...I guess PE makes a person child like again

  • Junkanoo

    Tamar is doing way to much....The Real...Braxton Family Values. ...Vince & Tamar. .... Music career. ...touring...clothing line.....liquor line....when does she find time for her husband or her child.... she is taking strike while the irons hot to a new level....she really needs to prioritize before she has a nervous break down

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    My sincere condolences to you on the loss of your mother... I lost my father almost 5 years ago due to a deep vein thrombosis. The pain remains as vivid as if it happened this morning. Sending prayers of peace and comfort to you and your family.

  • Prettybootnikki

    Thank you. People say it gets better with time. But it seems harder as time moves on. I always say to myself 'how long do I have to live my life without my mother.'

  • Full Monty

    Best wishes Tamar!

  • LaToya Cole

    My mother's co worker passed from this a week ago. She complained of knee pain, got a knee injection with no relief. it was a blood clot that traveled to her heart... It was one of the largest ones they'd ever seen. Take it easy ya'll. Tamar is not overweight so she shouldn't have circulatory issues... Happy she is OK.

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    I never liked that term. It doesn't really get better, you just learn to live with the loss gradually over time. It makes the quality relationships in your life more valuable to you, and you have less tolerance for BS relationships and people. At least for me, that's how things have worked out. I hope you find balance in some way as well.

  • Monday

    I thought about Vince when I read blood clot.

    I was just thinking this morning that I needed to take a doctor appointment after my body suddenly was hot like I was in a stove.

    This just motivate me. Health is wealth people

  • Fendi

    I'm so glad Tamar was diagnosed in a timely manner. I was hurt that she can't continue with DWTS, but I honestly feel God may have sent her to DWTS for her to be diagnosed. So many afflictions sneak up on people and rob them of their health and lives. I just pray for her recovery and for her to continue to move forward without any complications.

  • Fendi

    God is good. Thank you for sharing your personal account with PE. You may help save a life.

  • Fendi

    That is really sweet! You have a lovely daughter.

  • Fendi

    My condolences. ??

  • Prettybootnikki

    Yes. I agree. As I have no time for nonsense now. I'm very impatient at times. And with folks. Again, thank you.

  • Prettybootnikki

    Thank you.

  • AreSee

    Amen!

  • Chellie141508

    Nope white man said Bindi was gonna win from day one no matter how great Tamar does..

  • Chellie141508

    Well speaking from experience it doesn't get better the loss never goes away but the pain will eventually it took me about 5yrs to not feel the pain and cry, it's been 29yrs and I miss her like it was yesterday..be blessed

  • http://browngirltightcurl.blogspot.com nellboogie

    The doctors misdiagnose blood clots as pneumonia way too often for my taste...SMH!

  • JerseyMom

    This attention addict does too much. She is a wife, mom, reality star, mediocre singer, talk show host, DWTS contestant and on tour with Kem. Really, Tamar? DWTS did her a favor and saved her from her narcissistic self. Get well soon.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    The advice given you by @mismewitdatbull and @chellie 141508 says it better than I ever could. It's not going to get "better" but it will become more tolerable. Take all the time you need to grieve, ignore anyone who more or less tells you "it's time to get over it" and I pray that at some point you will be able to think of your mother and smile. God bless you.

  • Prettybootnikki

    Thank you so much for giving me your experience. Your encouragement is truly appreciated. All I do is just pray and Thank God for giving me wonderful parents because there are some who grow up with horrible parents or without parents at all. I do sometimes smile without crying. And then other times I get a little upset.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I don't know but NENE said it was flying so much....but then pilots would get them too right? So I don't know....

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Yes my birth mother died in her 40s from a blood clots in her lungs.... I wanted to meet her but God had other plans. I have had a full work up to make sure I don't have them...

  • Prettybootnikki

    Thank you for sharing. I had a girlfriend call me the other day because she just loss her father. And she said she now understands what I am going through. People say things not intentionally trying to hurt you or play down what your feeling. But only those who have or are going through it can truly understand. I try not to listen to a lot of music and more talk radio. I also love reading comments on Sandra's blog. I have been reading since around 2007. But just recently got a user name to post. It helps pass time. Makes me laugh. And makes me think too. Truly appreciate you responding to me too.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    Like your friend I didn't truly understand until I lost my father four years ago. A year ago last Wednesday, I lost my mother and although I was very close to my father it was worse with my mother. When I read your post it immediately hit home. Take your time to grieve no matter how long it takes. Don't be hard on yourself or put a time limit on your grief. The blog does help a lot, sometimes you will be crying and come on here and be laughing at the same time. If ever you want to vent or just need someone who knows what you are going through, I'm here as are many others.

  • Prettybootnikki

    Very heartfelt. I am so sorry for your loss. And I'm glad to know there are people out here that I do not personally know who cares about others. This site is sort of like my Thearpy. sometimes I wish I had two mothers and two fathers. I know it sounds crazy. Hang in there !!!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Had my Martin marathon (again) and saw Tommy Davidson as Varnell Hill...Did ya miss me?

  • Enoughsaid2020

    That is very serious. Wish her blessings, prayers, and healing.

  • rodt

    MUPPET DOWN!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I'm sorry to hear that. Glad you're okay.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Thank you! It's something that doctors should know about you. Any family history regarding blood clots and many diseases are hereditary . That's why there is a million papers to fill out at the doctor.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    This is how a piece of my heart(family member) passed in October. My life will never be the same again ?.

  • dancemomtoo131

    Wow! Thanks for sharing. You could potentially save someone's life.

  • tynamight

    Blood clots ain't no joke!

  • ebony

    Yes. My 8 year olds father just informed me that I have get .my daughter tested for " Factor V Lieden". It is rare genetics disorder that causes Blood Clots and causes them to break loose and travel through out ones body. Well, unfortunately she tested positive for it. By the grace of God, he himself found out right before having surgery to remove a blood clot from one of his lungs. The clot actually traveled from his leg to his lungs over a period of time.

  • ebony

    Yes. My 8 year olds father just informed me that I have get .my daughter tested for " Factor V Lieden". It is rare genetics disorder that causes Blood Clots and causes them to break loose and travel through out ones body. Well, unfortunately she tested positive for it. By the grace of God, he himself found out right before having surgery to remove a blood clot from one of his lungs. The clot actually traveled from his leg to his lungs over a period of time.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    That's scary, but at least you know very early on. So you can take certain precautions to make sure your baby's okay to the best of your abilities. Prayers that your advance knowledge will prevent anything from happening in the future.