News like this just breaks my heart to the point where un-breaking is just not possible. Toni Braxton is an Artist I have always had so much love and respect for, having grown up with her Music through High School and University. A few years ago at Casino Rama I finally had the chance to see her perform live and it was a dream; she was phenomenal.
While accepting an Award at the 8th Annual Bag Ladies Luncheon in Los Angeles today, a Benefit for Lupus, Braxton revealed that she too is battling the potentially fatal disease. For those of you who don't know, Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its own cells and tissue. Girl just can't seem to get a break and this comes after the recent ending of her Marriage, being diagnosed with Carditis (inflammation of the heart) and also not too long ago having removed a non-life threatening growth on her Breast.
My heart aches for her and I hope you guys can join me in sending her some love and encouragement right now as she needs it most. Braxton is on Twitter here.
(Photo credit: Warner Music)