Toni Braxton Hospitalized Again Due To Lupus: “Lupus Loves My Heart”

(photo credit: toni braxton instagram)

(photo credit: toni braxton instagram)

Grammy Award-winning singer Toni Braxton has been released from the hospital after being admitted for complications stemming from lupus.

“Hey guys, thanks for all your well wishes and understanding,” Braxton, 49, tweeted Sunday. “I am out of the hospital, and en route to Chicago…”

Braxton was taken to a Cleveland area hospital Saturday and was forced to cancel a show.

“Lupus needs to be constantly monitored and this minor setback should not affect the rest of her tour,” her Twitter account read after the news broke.

This was the second time in recent weeks that Braxton was sidelined by lupus.

In early October, the singer Toni Braxton was taken to a Los Angeles hospital due to complications from lupus but is now doing better and recovering nicely, according to her representatives.

“Toni is resting at home and she is fine. She was in an L.A. hospital for a few days being treated for her lupus,” her reps said in a statement to ABC News.

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“She has been released and starts rehearsals for her upcoming tour this week. She was not in serious condition, though lupus is a serious disease and must be monitored at all times,” Braxton’s representatives added.

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease, causing inflammation to a person’s internal organs, joints and skin. Lupus is not contagious and may be caused by a number of factors, including hormones, genetics and one’s environment, according to the Lupus Foundation of America. An exact cause for the disease is still unknown.

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