Life Threatening Disease Gets Toni Braxton Hospitalized


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Grammy-winning R&B singer Toni Braxton is in the hospital, but she doesn’t want her fans to worry.

Braxton tweeted on Friday that she’s been hospitalized because of “minor health issues” related to Lupus. A spokeswoman confirmed the hospitalization but had no other details. “But no worries!” Braxton wrote to fans. “I will be out any day now.”

The 45-year-old singer announced in 2010 that she has Lupus, a potentially deadly autoimmune disease that killed Braxton’s uncle. She also suffers from a narrowing of the blood vessels in her heart.

Braxton said in a recent “20/20” interview that doctors told her the Lupus diagnosis meant her performing career would likely be diminished and the disease helped push her into a recent bankruptcy.

Lupus strikes mostly women between the ages of 15-44. Women of colour are two-to-three times more likely to develop lupus, according to the Lupus Foundation of America.

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