Toni Braxton Hospitalized; Assures Fans She'll Be 'Fine'
January 13th, 2012 9:29am EST
Soul star Toni Braxton has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after her immune system started to shut down.
The singer suffered some painful "flare ups" stemming from her Lupus condition, which attacks the body's healthy tissue.
But Braxton tells TMZ.com she'll be fine after a little rest.
She tells the website, "I wanted to say thanks to all my fans for their support, as I have been experiencing some flare ups with my Lupus which has me in the hospital for a few days.
"I wanted to clear the record before rumors started, and I will totally be fine as I'm blessed to having an amazing family for support."
Braxton, who also suffers from microvascular angina, first opened up about her struggle with Lupus last year.