Toni Braxton, the 45-year-old R&B singer, remains in a hospital in Los Angeles for “minor health issues” related to Lupus. Braxton tweeted the news to fans on Friday, saying, @tonibraxton: “Hey guys, I’m in the hospital for health issues related to Lupus & Blood clots, I will be home soon…Thanks for all the love&support! Xoxo.” Neither the hospital nor any spokesperson has as yet released further details.
Braxton announced she had diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in November 2010. She has a brother also diagnosed with the disease and an uncle who died from complications from Lupus. Doctors told her that the illness would likely reduce her ability to perform. Other health issues the singer has faced include the removal of benign tumor from her breast in 2008 and later that year, she announced while appearing on “Dancing with the Stars” that she had also been diagnosed with microvascular angina.
Two weeks ago Braxton sat down with 20/20 to discuss her financial trials and tribulations over her career. During the star’s ‘Unbreak My Heart’ heyday, she earned over $170 million in record sales; yet she claims to have been paid less than $2000 from her record label. Ms. Braxton explains, “”What happens is they will give you an advance of a million on the next record and the next record, so you kind of stay in debt in a sense”.
Toni Braxton has not yet released any additional details on her hospitalization. Feel well soon!