Brandy, 43, hospitalized for ‘possible seizure’ following a medical incident at her home in LA


Brandy is at an LA area hospital recovering from what is believed to be a possible seizure.

The singer and actress was at home when the medical emergency occurred, with an ambulance being called in at noon local time on Tuesday, October 11, according to TMZ.

She appears to be in recovery, per the outlet, with her parents with her at the hospital.

The latest: Brandy is at an LA area hospital recovering from what is believed to be a seizure; pictured on September 20, 2018 in Atlanta

The latest: Brandy is at an LA area hospital recovering from what is believed to be a seizure; pictured on September 20, 2018 in Atlanta

The outlet noted that it is unknown if there were any other health issues that led to the medical emergency.

Brandy is currently still in the hospital, per TMZ.

Their insider believes the star suffered a seizure but it has not been confirmed. 

Get well: She appears to be in recovery, per the outlet, with her parents with her at the hospital; seen on July 15, 2022 in LA

Get well: She appears to be in recovery, per the outlet, with her parents with her at the hospital; seen on July 15, 2022 in LA

The health emergency occurred just days after her younger brother Ray J, 41, raised alarm over distressing content shared on his Instagram last week.

In the since-deleted posts, one video showed the star’s legs hanging over a ledge, while he asked if he should ‘just jump off.’ Despite the posts, a source informed TMZ Ray J had been drinking at the time and that he is now doing well.

The star uploaded a throwback of her and Ray J to her Instagram soon after from their childhood, ‘Need you bro.’ 

The two siblings have been known for their close bond and have supported each other throughout the years. 

Earlier in July, Ray J shared a post that showed off a tattoo he got on his leg which depicted his sister. 

When talking to TMZ about the decision to get the tattoo and responding to some of the initial backlash he received, the One Wish singer explained, ‘It’s my leg, it’s my sister.’

Support: Brandy uploaded a post on her Instagram sending her love and support to her younger brother Ray J, 41, earlier on Friday after he shared a post expressing suicidal thoughts

Support: Brandy uploaded a post on her Instagram sending her love and support to her younger brother Ray J, 41, earlier on Friday after he shared a post expressing suicidal thoughts

Close siblings: Throughout the years, the siblings have remained close and supported each other; pictured together earlier in June in Los Angeles

Close siblings: Throughout the years, the siblings have remained close and supported each other; pictured together earlier in June in Los Angeles 

Although Brandy herself was, ‘a little uneasy about it,’ at first, he expressed that, ‘I love my sister and that was just a symbol of me saying thank you for putting me in. If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t be here. I’m humbled just to have her helping me.’

Due to their close relationship, Brandy quickly expressed her love to her younger brother following his concerning posts on Thursday.

‘If it wasn’t 4 my Kidz I would jump off and die tonight,’ he wrote over one video that showed his view from a high point.

A source told TMZ that he had been drinking when he posted the messages and his wife Princess Love eventually persuaded him to delete them.

Concerning: The rapper shared a series of posts and videos on his Instagram last week where he appeared to be contemplating his life

Concerning: The rapper shared a series of posts and videos on his Instagram last week where he appeared to be contemplating his life 

The TMZ insider further stated that Ray J — real name William Ray Norwood Jr. — was only ‘messing around’ on social media and did not require a trip to the hospital.

His original disquieting posts included a picture of his feet dangling over a drop, captioned: ‘SHOULD I JUST JUMP off and end it rit. Now!!! ????’

On his Instagram Stories, he wrote: ‘trying to figure it out – maybe this life was a illusion – – maybe the next life was my real reality.’

A source claimed he put up the posts while on a trip in Mexico with his wife and their children Melody, four, and Epik, two.

Message: On his Instagram Stories, he wrote: 'trying to figure it out - maybe this life was a illusion - - maybe the next life was my real reality'

Message: On his Instagram Stories, he wrote: ‘trying to figure it out – maybe this life was a illusion – – maybe the next life was my real reality’ 

Potential cause: An insider informed TMZ that Ray J had been drinking at the time he had posted on Instagram and 'did not require' hospitalization

Potential cause: An insider informed TMZ that Ray J had been drinking at the time he had posted on Instagram and ‘did not require’ hospitalization 

In 2020, Brandy opened up about her eight-year hiatus from music.

While the star did acting and Broadway, she primarily spent time working on herself she said during her appearance on Tamron Hall Show, via Yahoo: ‘It was a lot of self-reflection and a lot of facing some of the things I needed to face about myself.’

The mother of one revealed she struggled with depression and had suicidal thoughts during that time.

‘I think it’s important for me as an artist, as a vessel to use my music as a way to tell my story. And I feel like there are so many people out there who go through their own things, their own issues and when they see someone like me open up, they can feel like they’re not alone,’ she said on the show.

Speaking out: In 2020, Brandy opened up about her eight-year hiatus from music; seen November 29, 2020 in LA

Speaking out: In 2020, Brandy opened up about her eight-year hiatus from music; seen November 29, 2020 in LA

Adding: ‘That’s my path, I just want to be an inspiration and a help for other people to get through some of the things that they go through in their everyday lives, their everyday struggles.’

Brandy spoke about her daughter Sy’Rai, 20, during the interview: ‘She is an angel, she is my light. She really doesn’t understand how many times she has saved me. So many moments when I felt like giving up, she has been the reason why I’m still here today and I’m still doing what I’m doing. She’s everything to me, she’s my world.’ 

In 2020, Brandy released her seventh studio album called B7, her first album in eight years.

Earlier this year, Brandy released a song with daughter Sy’Rai called Nothing Without You. 

In June 2022, she revealed she is working on her eighth studio album. 



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