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Lupus Forces Singer Toni Braxton into LA Hospital

by Associated Press

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    Toni Braxton attends Lupus LA's Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Photo Credit/Katy Winn/Invision/AP (AP Photo)


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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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