Lupus forces singer Toni Braxton into LA hospital

December 12, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News

LOS ANGELES (AP) Singer Toni Braxton has been hospitalized in Los Angeles.

The R&B performer says in a Tweet 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 of “Un-break My Heart'' revealed two years ago 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.

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