A former “Dancing With the Stars” contestant has been rushed to hospital after a possible seizure.
On Oct. 12, 2022, law enforcement told TMZ that Brandy Norwood, who appeared on “Dancing With the Stars” season 11, was rushed to a local hospital following a medical incident at her Los Angeles home. Details of what exactly happened or the cause were not immediately provided.
Norwood, 43, is said to be fine, according to the report. Her parents are with her as she recovers in the hospital. Norwood split from Sir the Baptist in 2017 and has not remarried, according to Hollywood Life. She has one adult daughter named Sy’Rai, or “Rai” for short, with her first husband, Robert “Big Bert” Smith.
Heavy has contacted Norwood’s rep for comment but has not yet received a response.
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Norwood’s hospitalization comes just days after her younger brother, Ray J, posted some worrying news on social media.
“If it wasn’t 4 my Kidz I would jump off tonight and die,” he captioned a video, according to Page Six. In another post, he sat over the edge of a structure with his legs dangling. “SHOULD I JUST JUMP OFF and end it properly [sic]. Now!!! ????” he wrote.
A source close to Ray J told the outlet that the rapper was “okay” despite the news. “He thought about making an Instagram statement about it but changed his mind and is vague,” a source said.
On October 7, 2022, Brandy took to Instagram to share a throwback picture with her brother. “Need you bro @rayj,” she captioned the photo, adding the prayer hands emoji.
Ray J has not commented on his sister’s health.
While not much is known about Brandy’s health or what may have caused this medical incident, she has previously opened up about the challenges she has faced with her mental health over the years.
“I think it’s important for me as an artist, as a vessel, to use my music to tell my story,” she told Yahoo! Life in 2020. “And I feel like there are so many people out there going through their own things, their own issues, and when you see someone like me opening up, you can feel like not to be alone,” she continued.
“It’s my journey, I just want to be an inspiration and a help for other people to overcome some of the things that they go through in their daily lives, their daily struggles,” she added.
The singer/actress said her daughter was the main reason she kept moving forward.
“She really doesn’t understand how many times she saved me. So many moments I wanted to give up, she was the reason I’m still here today and still doing what I do. She’s everything to me, she’s my world,” she said.
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