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article imageGrammy winner Toni Braxton hospitalized for Lupus-related clots

By Yukio Strachan     Dec 8, 2012 in Entertainment
Los Angeles - Six-time Grammy-winning R&B singer Toni Braxton has been hospitalized in Los Angeles for complications related to lupus for the second time this year.
“Hey guys, I’m in the hospital for health issues related to Lupus & Blood clots," Braxton, 45, tweeted on Friday.
The R&B singer, who has sold millions of albums and soared to fame with hits such as "Un-Break My Heart" and "He Wasn't Man Enough," is grateful for the good wishes she has received from fans and loved ones.
"I will be home soon…Thanks for all the love&support,” Braxton tweeted.
Although Braxton hasn't been released yet, her rep told E! News,"Her doctors expect her to do just fine and recover completely. It is just a side effect of living with lupus."
Lupus, a rare form of tuberculosis of the skin, causes brownish swellings that hurt and heal slowly.
It is hereditary as her brother also shares the condition and her uncle died from lupus complications. Lupus can affect many areas of the body, including skin, kidneys, joints, blood cells, the heart and lungs.
The 45-year-old Braxton Family Values reality star announced she had the potentially deadly autoimmune disease two years ago during the 8th Annual Lupus L.A. Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon.
"Take a look," the Breathe Again singer told the guests at the luncheon, "this is what lupus looks like."
This isn't the first time Braxton has been hospitalized for complications from Lupus. She was transported to an L.A. hospital in January 2012 after experiencing a painful Lupus flare-up.
It is unknown when Toni will be released from hospital.
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