Toni Braxton, who has been battling lupus for years, was hospitalized recently for at least four days to receive treatment.

Toni Braxton Hospitalized

Late last week, Braxton visited a doctor in Atlanta, Georgia for her lupus symptoms. The singer then flew out to Los Angeles to receive further treatment, reported TMZ. Braxton is apparently eager to get better in order to start rehearsals for an upcoming tour.

As of yet, it’s unknown if Braxton had voluntarily checked herself into the hospital or if she was transported via ambulance due to an emergency situation stemming from her condition. A rep for Braxton has downplayed the medical incident.

“She was not in serious condition, though Lupus is a serious disease and must be monitored at all times,” the rep told The Huffington Post.


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Birdman, who Braxton began dating earlier this year, rushed to be with her in Los Angeles from New York upon learning of her hospitalization.

Braxton first opened up about her lupus diagnosis in 2010 upon accepting the Women In Achievement Award from Lupus LA.

“Some days I can’t balance it all,” Braxton told HuffPost in 2012. “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.”

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