Poor Toni Braxton! The singer was hospitalized again for a lupus flareup in Cleveland, Ohio on October 15. She had to postpone her show because of her illness! Is she okay?
“Toni Braxton was hospitalized this afternoon in Cleveland due to complications with her Lupus,” read a statement posted to Toni’s official Twitter account. “Unfortunately her show tonight in Cleveland will need to be postponed. Lupus needs to be constantly monitored and this minor setback should not affect the rest of her tour. Tickets for tonight’s show will be honored at the re-scheduled date that will be announced shortly.”
The “Un-Break My Heart” singer had been feeling better and back on the road for her The Hits tour, even performing at a packed-out show the night before in Kansas City. It was an incredible concert; boyfriend Birdman even showed up for a special appearance! But chronic illnesses just flare up whenever they want to. Toni was feeling well, and then she wasn’t. But as Toni’s statement said, this is hopefully just a minor setback in the rest of an otherwise awesome tour! She’s not letting her condition get her down.
Toni was hospitalized for four days at the beginning of October for another lupus flareup, this time in Los Angeles. After her hospital stay, she was back on her feet and able to start tour rehearsals again. Toni has been open about her lupus diagnosis since 2010, speaking about the struggles she faces performing when she’s not feeling well. It’s good that she’s taking the time to rest now so she can continue the tour feeling well!
Selena Gomez, of course, is fighting her own brave lupus battle. The singer postponed her Revival tour to focus on her health. She was experiencing deep depression and anxiety as a result of her lupus, and decided she needed help. She’s thought to be staying at a rehab facility in Tennessee.
HollywoodLifers, our thoughts are with Toni during this scary time. Share your positive thoughts in the comments!