Toni Braxton Is Back In The Hospital, Tour Suspended


By Victor Trammell

Grammy-winning singer and performer Toni Braxton (pictured) was hospitalized again over the weekend in Cleveland, Ohio.

The 49-year-old “Un-Break My Heart” hit maker was rushed to a hospital Saturday afternoon due to health complications she’s been experiencing from lupus. Braxton has been on her national “The Hits” tour over the past few weeks.

According to a local media report, Braxton gave a satisfying performance in Kansas City, Missouri last Friday (October 14). However, her tour was derailed once she made a stop in Cleveland the next day. Braxton’s Twitter page released a statement informing fans about her postponed concert.

“Lupus needs to be constantly monitored and this minor setback should not affect the rest of her tour. Tickets for tonight’s show will be honored at the re-scheduled date that will be announced shortly,” Braxton’s Twitter statement to fans read.

Earlier this month, Braxton was hospitalized in Los Angeles, California for complications from the chronic disease. Her “The Hits”  tour is scheduled to go on in nine more major U.S. cities all the way up until November 5th. However, representatives from Braxton’s camp have confirmed that the tour is currently postponed for now.

The life of an entertainer is definitely demanding. It can be even more demanding for a star who is battling a devastating disease like lupus. J Dilla, the Detroit-bred legendary hip hop artist and producer passed away in 2006 due to complications from lupus.

While on tour in Europe during the year 2005, J Dilla performed sets from a wheelchair. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes a patient’s immune system to become hyperactive and attack healthy tissues within the body. Lupus creates adverse physical disorders in the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, heart, and lungs.

For the purpose of preserving her health, we hope that Braxton will get some well-needed rest so that she can make a full recovery as she is being treated for this serious disorder. Raising lupus awareness is vital toward revolutionizing the treatment procedures in the race toward finding a cure.

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