Last week, Kylie Jenner's 21st birthday was shut down by police -- and one guest departed, not in a limo, but in an ambulance.
Tammy Hembrow is an Instagram fitness model. She is a casuel friend of Kylie's, has modeled Khloe's brand, and she collapsed at Kylie's party.
Now, she has broken her silence to share that she is okay ... and that she is absolutely mortified over what happened. Take a look:
Tammy used Instagram and YouTube to rack up followers and build her brand into a small business empire, so it only makes sense that she posted her explanation to YouTube.
"So," Tammy begins. "Firstly I just want to let everyone know that I’m okay."
Though she did take to Instagram to show that she was alive and shopping on Friday, this is the first time that she has directly addressed what happened on Thursday night.
Tammy explains: "Basically, what happened was, I was in L.A. I was running off pretty much 30 hours no sleep."
A lot of people had assumed that alcohol was the culprit, but this makes a lot more sense.
Tammy reveals just how bad her exhaustion was: "I was struggling to stay awake even when I was getting my hair and makeup done."
"I was literally sitting there, like, falling asleep," Tammy details.
"Like," Tammy shares. "I could barely keep my eyes open."
A huge part of it is just that she's a newly single mother who is also running a business.
"I’ve been throwing myself into work way more than ever," Tammy explains.
And that single mom part of things is no walk in the park, either.
"And also," Tammy explains. "I have my kids the majority of the time."
Tammy is a mother of two young children.
"[It’s] literally been like a non-stop, on-the-go kind of thing," Tammy says.
She only broke up from her baby daddy and former fiancee back in June.
"I think because of the breakup," Tammy confesses. "I’ve been trying to keep myself busy and not really taking time to think about how I’m actually feeling or focusing on myself."
Pouring yourself into your work is a common coping mechanism, but that stress will still catch up with you.
"I probably, definitely shouldn’t have been drinking because of how jet-lagged I was," Tammy acknowledges.
Being tired can magnify the effects of even a modest amount of alcohol.
"Because of how exhausted I was," Tammy explains. "And I already wasn’t feeling well at all."
Tammy explains exactly how she collapsed.
"I was honestly fine at that point," Tammy says of the moments immediately before her collapse. "And I was talking to a bunch of my friends."
So it's not like she was dancing hard or doing a kegstand or whatever people had been imagining.
"I was catching up with some people," Tammy explains. "So, yeah, I pretty much collapsed."
That sounds so frightening. We definitely understand how she got there and why she felt so embarrassed.
We are so relieved that she's okay and that she's confronting the factors that led her to spread herself too thin.