By Terrance Turner
Oct. 12, 2022
Singer Brandy is currently recovering in a Los Angeles hospital after reportedly suffering a seizure.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that police received a call for emergency services to the singer and actor’s L.A. home on Tuesday at noon. According to TMZ, Brandy is expected to recover. Her parents were reportedly with her at the hospital as of Wednesday morning.
In a message on her Instagram Stories, Brandy gave an update on her status. “To my beloved fam, friends, and starz thank you for sending love and light my way,” Brandy said Wednesday in a statement. “I am following doctors’ orders and getting the rest I need due to dehydration and low amounts of nutrition. … Grateful for you all, see you soon.”
Brandy debuted in 1994 with her self-titled album, which sold six million copies worldwide and spawned three Top Ten singles. “I Wanna Be Down” hit number one on the R&B charts, staying there for four weeks. The next single “Baby” also went number one. The singles ‘’Broken Hearted’’ and “Best Friend” also were successful. In 1995, Brandy contributed to the soundtrack of the film Waiting to Exhale and was rewarded with one of her biggest hits yet. “Sittin’ Up in my Room” hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the R&B charts.
In 1996, Brandy starred in her own show, Moesha. She played Moesha Mitchell, a teenage girl living with her father, brother, and stepmother in L.A.’s middle-class Leimert Park neighborhood. The sitcom became UPN’s most-watched show, according to the New York Times, and ran for six seasons.
In 1997, she played the title role in the ABC television special Cinderella, alongside her musical idol Whitney Houston. ”I grew up watching Whitney. To meet her and to work with her was just like a dream come true,” Brandy told Complex. ”Like to look at her and to talk to her and realize that she was a real person was so surreal to me.”
With her starring role, Brandy essentially became Disney’s first Black princess — a groundbreaking portrayal that laid the groundwork for films like The Princess and the Frog. The special cost $12 million to make. But when it premiered, it drew 60 million viewers — the highest ratings in 10 years for ABC — and won a Primetime Emmy Award.
Recently, Brandy reunited with (most of) the star-studded cast to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking special: