‘RHOOC’ Star Tamra Barney Talks About Her Suicide Attempt

by | May 28, 2013 at 10:03 PM | The Real Housewives of Orange County

"Real Housewives of Orange County" star Tamra Barney (Photo: Craig Barritt/Getty Images)


Tamra Barney got very personal on last night’s episode of “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” confessing during a speech that she had once attempted suicide.

Barney was the keynote speaker at a women’s expo, where she told attendees about her struggles in life and how she used to let men control her. She noted that following her first divorce, she tried to kill herself.

“I took a bunch of prescription medication that I found in my mom’s cupboard, then my mom found me and they took me to the hospital. They admitted me into a mental hospital,” Barney told the audience.

Barney tweeted during the episode that it was hard to watch her own speech, writing, “Tonight is very very hard for me. I’m not good with emotion. Going dark …but know I love you and ill come out of this funk soon”

Here’s the clip…