-- R&B singer Tamar Braxton said she is thankful to be alive after undergoing surgery to have her rib removed, sharing on her talk show “The Real” that while she is feeling better, she is still nowhere near a full recovery.
“I’m definitely on the mend,” explained Braxton, 38. “Some days are really tough. Like yesterday was too tough, y’all. I could not get out of bed.”
However after the blood clots cleared, there was more medical drama for the singer. She was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome, a condition often caused when athletes overuse their upper extremities developing a muscle that pulls up and compresses the subclavian vein. In order to remove that obstruction and stop the cause of the blood clots, Braxton needed surgery to remove her rib.
“I’ve never had surgery before. I’m scared,” she said on her WE tv reality show.
Alongside her husband, Vincent Herbert, Braxton shared just how afraid she was, even hiring a spiritual counselor.
“You’ve got to have somebody that’s constantly telling you, you know, ‘Tamar, keep the faith. Don’t give up. Don’t give up on you,’” Braxton explained on “The Real.”