Toni Braxton was recently hospitalized following an unfortunate lupus flare-up, but according to the Grammy Award winner’s rep and family, Braxton is doing well.
“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. She has been released and starts rehearsals for her upcoming tour this week,” the rep said in a statement. “She was not in serious condition, though Lupus is a serious disease and must be monitored at all times.”
The singer’s sister, Tamar Braxton, also confirmed that Toni is home safe and doing fine. “I absolutely HATE when she is sick .. But to God be the Glory!! T, You are home SAFE and We can make you smile even when you’re faking like you feel well enough to laugh at the joke,” Tamar wrote on Instagram.
She added, “#LUPUSSUCKS shout out to all Lupus superwomen and men who knows what that’s like.”
Tamar also shared an emotional video of her sister being surrounded by family and friends.
Nick Cannon also took to social media to wish the star well. The America’s Got Talent host shared a snapshot of them together on Instagram, writing:
“Sending love and strength to My fellow #LupusWarrior @tonibraxton The Queen is back!! We can’t never let this diagnosed condition stop our mission!! We just had a long fellowship and she is at home now, preparing to hit the road for her fans. I get these type of setbacks all the time but it just makes us stronger against this invisible disease! But the queen is more than a conqueror! No sweat! By his stripes you are healed! Now go give the people what they want!! A fabulous show!”
In 2010, Braxton announced that she was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease and has since been very open.
In 2015, the singer talked about battling the disease during a segment with HuffPo Live. “Some days I can’t balance it all. I just have to lay in bed,” she said. “Pretty much when you have lupus you feel like you have the flu every day. But some days you get through it. But for me, if I’m not feeling well, I tend to tell my kids, ‘Oh mommy’s just going to relax in bed today.’ I kind of take it easy.”
Toni is supposed to hit the road for her The Hits Tour on October 8, and so far, the beauty hasn’t had to cancel any shows. “I’ve never done that. Even if I can’t perform, I still figure it out,” she told HuffPo. “Sometimes I look back [at] that evening [and] I go, ‘How did I get through that?'”
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