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Lupus forces singer Toni Braxton into hospital

Saturday, December 08, 2012
Singer and reality star Toni Braxton attends the 12th annual Lupus LA Orange Ball at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on May 24, 2012.

Singer and reality star Toni Braxton attends the 12th annual Lupus L.A. Orange Ball at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on May 24, 2012. She is a member of the charity group's board. More information about Lupus LA can be found at www.lupusla.org. (Splash News)

Singer Toni Braxton has been hospitalized in Los Angeles.

The R&B performer says in a Tweet on Friday that she's been hospitalized because of "minor health issues" related to Lupus. A spokeswoman confirmed the hospitalization but had no other details. "But no worries!," Braxton wrote to fans. "I will be out any day now."

The 45-year-old singer of "Un-break My Heart" revealed two years ago she has Lupus, a potentially deadly autoimmune disease that killed Braxton's uncle. She also suffers from a narrowing of the blood vessels in her heart.

Braxton said in a recent "20/20" interview that doctors told her the Lupus diagnosis meant her performing career would likely be diminished and the disease helped push her into a recent bankruptcy.

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