Braxton's Second Lupus-Related Visit

Toni Braxton was admitted to the hospital late last week. Her year started off with Lupus-related health issues and it looks as though it will end with more.

Toni Braxton hospitalize for Lupus complications

It's been a rough year for R&B singer Toni Braxton. Aside from recently being accused of bankruptcy-related fraud, Braxton also has been living with Lupus for the past two years.

She was admitted to the hospital over the weekend after suffering complications with the disease. Braxton did not report what those complications are, and neither did her spokesperson.

On Friday, she tweeted to her fans that she was in the hospital, then added, "But no worries! I will be out any day now."

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease during which a healthy immune system becomes overzealous and attacks healthy cells. While many people live long and relatively healthy lives with Lupus, that's not always the case. Fox News reports that Braxton's uncle died from Lupus complications.

This only adds to an already rough year for the singer. She began 2012 with another hospital visit because of more Lupus-related complications.

Then, later in the year, Braxton was investigated after being accused of making a fraudulent money transfer to her estranged husband, Keri Lewis. Braxton filed for bankruptcy in 2010. It's rumored that she transferred $53,000 to avoid having it seized to pay back debt during the bankruptcy process. Braxton, who flew to the top of the charts in the 1990s with her single "Un-Break My Heart," is believed to owe $10 million to $15 million worth of debt.

The singer claimed the debt was related to her Lupus and medical treatment. It's possible. Do record companies offer health insurance to their performers?

Oprah may have other suspicions about that massive amount of debt. It could have more to do with her expensive taste. According to their 1998 interview, which Braxton cited during her taping of VH1's Behind the Music, Braxton's such a big spender — even Oprah seemed concerned.

"'I hear you have Gucci flatware,'" Braxton reports Oprah said. "'I'm Oprah Winfrey and I don't have Gucci flatware.'"

Whether that debt was accumulated because of Braxton's taste for super-expensive tableware, her health issues, or other celebrity necessities, we may never know.

We wish Braxton a speedy recovery to both her health and her career.

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Comments on "Toni Braxton in hospital with "Lupus complications""

brenda smith January 05, 2014 | 6:39 PM

Hi Toni we are well praying for you and your family i want you to no don't give up and god loves you things happen some time to get our attention god has ways of bringing us back when we fall get back up again cause he hears our cries even in our darkest hours we fret as long as we have king jesus we don't have to fear cause he has our back he can do anything but fail he is an awesome god he can heal if he heals cancer he can you to you have to have faith without it it is impossible to please him i seen people put their trust in everything but god little did they no that one day the nice cars and nice homes everything will soon disappear there will be no more stars celebrities god runs this world and one day he will be back to prove it Toni god loves you its not to late to get it right with god jesus christ our lord and savior

Ralph Woodard February 21, 2013 | 7:29 PM

Toni I am praying for your health that will overcome this problem with lupus and will be a stronger young lady May God Bless you!

sophia December 14, 2012 | 12:03 AM

Hi Toni, you are in my prayers and thoughts during your time of illness. God is with you we serve an awesome God, that is able to do anything but fail... We are living in the last days before our soon coming king comes back to rapture the church...Toni, only what you do for christ will last we all must prepare a resting place for our soul. At the end of the day when it's all said and done all the glitz and glamour is not where it's at. God has your attention rededicate your life to the Lord he will bless you his mercy endures forever. My prayer for your life is total healing and that you and your sisters will be reclaimed while we all still have time. Bless you my sister be encouraged and know that no weapon formed aganist you shall prosper..Amen in Jesus name you will remain in my prayers I love you my sister..

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