Kevin Frazier spoke with Pat Houston Tuesday evening, and she explained to him that she’d never hurt herself and this was indeed a complete misunderstanding. She tells Frazier that she’s very upset by the reports that she attempted to commit suicide, and wants everyone to know that she’d never hurt herself.
She had injured her back a while ago and then re-injured it yesterday working out with her daughter. When she wrote on Facebook that she was “tired,” and “want(ed) to finally rest,” she meant that she wanted to just take the day off because her back hurt. But then her statement was misinterpreted — a case of a social media post gone wrong. She tells Frazier that she had literally just wanted to rest … not “rest in peace”!
When her family couldn’t reach her on the phone because she had taken a pain pill that made her fall asleep, that’s when the police came over. The police took her to the hospital as a precaution because that’s procedure when they have to show up.
Houston tells Frazier that she’s upset that inaccurate reports out there about this incident would send the wrong message — especially to young girls, whom she mentors. She would never hurt herself. That is just not her.
The alarm bells rang when Pat posted the following to her Facebook page:
“Sometimes you just feel like giving up on life and its many challenges. And for the first time in my life… I’m tired…and I want to finally rest. I love you guys.”
Pat, who’s now “totally fine,” is a familiar face to fans of last year’s Lifetime docu-series “The Houstons: On Our Own.” She memorably allowed cameras to follow her to her late sister-in-law’s grave just three months after her death in the very first episode.
When ABC News later asked Pat whether the cameras had changed that graveside moment, she gave an emphatic no.
“Nothing would have changed because she had passed and we were grieving,” she said. “It wouldn’t have mattered if it had been then, if it had been six months later, even now. The emotion would still be there, because we really do miss her.”
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