Toni Braxton Released After Being Hospitalized for Lupus for Second Time

Toni Braxton (Toni Braxton Facebook)

Toni Braxton (Toni Braxton Facebook)

Toni Braxton found herself hospitalized for lupus again this weekend. That made it her second admission since Oct. 3.

The singer shared her latest health update on social media Oct. 15.

“Toni Braxton was hospitalized this afternoon in Cleveland due to complications with her Lupus,” the statement read. “Unfortunately, her show tonight in Cleveland will need to be postponed.”

Venues will honor tickets for the Ohio show at a soon-to-be-announced rescheduled concert. Additionally, her lupus should not complicate the rest of her 20-date “The Hits” tour.

“Lupus needs to be constantly monitored and this minor setback should not affect the rest of her tour,” the statement continued.

By Oct. 16, Braxton left the hospital and was headed to her next tour location in Chicago. She posted a photo on Instagram thanking her fans for their “well wishes and understanding.”

Earlier that week, Billboard reported the 49-year-old singer performed in Detroit and Kansas City, Missouri. The latter concert saw her boyfriend, rapper Birdman, show up unexpectedly.

Ahead of “The Hits Tour” kick-off, Atlanta Black Star reported Braxton fell ill on Oct. 4. Her autoimmune disease led her to be hospitalized in Los Angeles for four days before heading home to rest.

Braxton first went public with her lupus in 2010. Three years later, she spoke on The Dr. Oz show about how the illness remained a mystery for years.

“It’s a really hard disease to diagnose – at least for me it was,” she said. “I had the signs years ago. And finally, they tested me. I think it was a DNA test. My blood cells were always low – which is common in African-Americans – but when it got alarmingly low, like a 1.97…and they found out [I had] lupus.”

However, Braxton is not the only entertainer who battles lupus. Other celebrities include Nick Cannon, MLB star Tim Raines and the late Michael Jackson.

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