In some sad news this morning, singer Toni Braxton was transported to an L.A. hospital earlier this week after a “flare up” stemming from her Lupus condition. The singer, however, took to twitter yesterday to address all concerns about her health.
Hey guys! I’m sure you’ve heard rumors about me being in the hospital, they are in fact, true. I’ve been here since Monday but I am fine!
Just a lupus flare up, but I promise you all I am ok! Love you all! Thanks so much for all of your support! Xoxoxoxoxo
The singer also tells TMZ, “I wanted to clear the record before rumors started, and will totally be fine as I’m blessed to having an amazing family for support.”
Braxton revealed she had Lupus last year on hit reality show, ‘Braxton Family Values‘. Lupus is a long-term autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. This may include the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, heart and other organs in the body.
Unfortunately the singer has faced a number of health issues in the past. In 2008 she had a benign tumor removed from her breast but was later rushed to the hospital after suffering complications related to a microvascular angina (small vessel disease) diagnosis. That same year, the singer also suffered chest pains resulting from a heart condition (most likely a result of having Lupus) and later became a spokeswoman for the American Heart Association. She is also the spokeswoman on behalf of Autism Speaks after her eldest son, Diezel, 8, was diagnosed with the condition in 2006.
Glad to hear you’re doing well Toni. We keep you in our prayers.