Toni Braxton Hospitalized for 'Lupus Flare-Up'

R&B singer tells fans she is doing fine

January 13, 2012 8:45 AM ET
Toni Braxton
Toni Braxton attends a reunion special taping for the WE TV series, 'Braxton Family Values.'
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R&B star Toni Braxton was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Monday to treat symptoms resulting from her systemic lupus condition. Braxton revealed her struggle with the autoimmune deficiency last year and has since been very active in raising awareness for the disease, in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks cells, tissues and organs.

"I wanted to say thanks to all my fans for their support, as I have been experiencing some flare-ups with my lupus which has me in the hospital for a few days," the singer told TMZ.  She assured her fans that she "will be totally fine" and thanked her family for their support. Braxton later told her fans on Twitter that she was only dealing with "a Lupus flare up."

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