Toni Braxton hospitalised with blood clots

R&B singer needed treatment following complications brought on by Lupus disease

Toni Braxton hospitalised with blood clots

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Toni Braxton was hospitalised on Friday (December 7) with blood clots.

The R&B singer needed urgent treatment following complications brought on by Lupus – a potentially deadly autoimmune disease – which she has battled for two years.

The 'Un-Break My Heart' singer told her fans that she was going into a medical centre via Twitter, saying: "Hey guys, I'm in the hospital for health issues related to Lupus & blood clots, I will be home soon…Thanks for all the love & support."

However, in the past few hours (December 9), Braxton has informed her followers that she is to be discharged from hospital today. She wrote: "Going home today! I have a nurse to the house for a couple of days."

Braxton revealed two years ago that she has Lupus, the same disease that killed her uncle. The singer also suffers from a narrowing of the blood vessels in her heart.

This is the second time this year Braxton has been forced into hospital suffering from her condition. In January (2012) she was rushed to a hospital in Los Angeles after her immune system began to shut down.

Speaking at the time, the singer said that she was hospitalised as a result of a "flare-up with my Lupus". Braxton released her sixth studio album 'Pulse' in 2010.

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