On Friday (June 20), while performing at The House Of Blues at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Tamar suffered a breakdown on stage at her Vegas concert, to which her husband rushed by her side to escort her off the stage when the singer appeared confused and distraught. After a time, Tamar forced herself to return to the stage where the supportive crowd helped her regain her footing.
She released a sweet letter via Instagram the following day explaining the reasons for her breakdown and her appreciation to the fans in the crowd who helped get her through her performance:
“I really felt like last night was #lightsout for me!! I felt sooo bad I was shaking. I honestly couldn’t remember a lyric ( which is nothing new) a dance step(everynight) but…I never lost my MYSELF where my body took over my mind and left me helpless. I wanted to stay but I couldn’t. I wanted to drink water and catch my breath but I couldn’t. I, Tamar, for the first time who has always been able to figure it out and work through ANYTHING simply couldn’t do ANYTHING but gasp for air and ask for help!! I was powerless and heartbroken. …….
However, my #DallasTamartians held me down & reminded me what a #RealTrueTamartian is!!! I tried to get up and go back 3 times but I couldn’t move, talk, sing & worse, breathe. Not until I heard how after all that time past that you ALL was waiting for me no one left! HOB was Just as packed And energetic as if you all JUST got there!! I GOT my life last night cause u gave it to me! I walked back on stage feeling defeated, frustrated, scared, VOICELESS and STILL u ALL excepted &still loved the REAL Tamar your #tamartianfriend just as I was and THAT is how my voice came back I had a TON of energy and you even sang every song until I could do it by myself!! I KNOW you love me for ME!!! And because of this I’ll never forget how u changed my life last night & you all have left me feeling that I will NEVER be the same! Thank you for saving me! I’ll ALWAYS be here and #fight4you(shout out to my MAN for Never leaving my side and ALWAYS having my back!! I love you)… L.A…..I feel amazing so let’s GO! See you tonight.”
A burnout is easy to do when you’ve been on the road since last fall! When you consider Tamar wrapped up her tour with John Legend last year, only to hit the road with R. Kelly earlier this year, and now is headlining her own trek, it's a wonder how she hasn't had a few breakdowns…touring is exhausting!
But we're glad Tae is alright!