Despite Not Winning a GRAMMY Award, Tamar Braxton Grateful to Be Alive After Major Health Scare

(PHOTO: REUTERS/DANNY MOLOSHOK) R&B artist Tamar Braxton arrives at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, January 26, 2014.
(PHOTO: REUTERS/DANNY MOLOSHOK)
R&B artist Tamar Braxton arrives at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, January 26, 2014.

While Tamar Braxton was hoping to win her first Grammy Award Monday for her song “If I Don’t Have You,” the singer is grateful to be alive after a series of blood clots almost cost her her life last year.

The 38-year-old “Calling All Lovers” singer and co-host of “The Real” talk show battled with multiple pulmonary embolisms last year that resulted in the removal of one of her ribs. When the doctor told Braxton about her surgery, she literally thought her life was over.

“I didn’t even believe the doc when she told me I had multiple blood clots,” Braxton told Yahoo! on Friday. “I was really thinking to myself, ‘oh my God, I am gonna die.'”

While Braxton spoke about being in excruciating pain because of her condition, she spoke about gaining strength from her 2-year-old son, Logan, and husband, Vincent Herbert.

“I was in the hospital for maybe eight days I didn’t see my son,” she told Yahoo!. “Vince arranged for me to go downstairs for a few hours and play with him.”

Even though her health is now stable following her surgery, Braxton admitted, “I am worried about my health because it makes you paranoid.”

On her WEtv reality television show, “Tamar & Vince,” Braxton let fans see the details of her health struggles. Still, the Christian singer exalted God in the process of it all.

“The moment when you think you in control, it’s like God comes and slaps the control out your mouth,” an emotional Braxton said on her show in an episode that aired last month. “‘OK, God — I got the message.’ … So terrible.”

Click here to read more.

SOURCE: The Christian Post
Christine Thomasos