Being Angry All The Time Can Kill You
1 year ago
Did 'Basketball' wife Tami Roman's temper land her in the hospital?
The views expressed in this Op-Ed do not reflect that of Loop 21.
Let me start off this article by saying that I do not watch "Basketball Wives," "Love & Hip Hop" or any other reality shows regularly. While some watch the shows religiously and keep up with the "storylines" and others accept the shows as their guilty pleasure, I find them difficult to sit through. In all the episodes I've watched, it seems like we're always one glass of wine away from a brawl or one insult away from a sucker punch. I feel like ducking every time one of the cast members gets out of their seat.
It's a crazy time to be a reality star and no one seems to know that better than Tami Roman, one of the original reality show stars, first with MTV's "The Real World" and now VH1's "Basketball Wives." She suffered a mild heart attack March 26 and the blogsophere exploded, wondering if this would cause the star to shed some of the angry persona she has displayed on the show.
"Having a temper like she does will give that to you," one commenter said. "It’s within her control to save her life. Let go of the rage."
"Sorry to say this but I don’t think this heart attack is going to get Tami down," another commenter said. "She is still going to be her and raise all hell. She went to that therapy thing and was still causing a ruckus even after that. It may take a stroke to cool her down, but I hope it doesn’t get to that."
But not everyone was so quick to link her quick temper with her heart troubles.
"It’s not worthwhile to speculate about what caused a woman so young to have a cardiac event; while those who’ve been keeping up with Tami’s 20+ years of stirring up drama on television will probably blame her high-stress lifestyle, none of us know anything about her family history or other factors that could lead to an early heart attack," Thembi Ford wrote for Clutch magazine.
Tami herself tweeted out to her followers, "God has a way of bringing things into perspective."