Braxton recovering after immune system failure

Toni Braxton has been hospitalised after her immune system started to shut down.

Toni Braxton has been hospitalised after her immune system started to shut down.

The 'Un-break My Heart' singer suffered a flare-up of her condition Lupus - which causes the immune system to attack healthy cells, tissue and organs - but says everything is now under control and she is "totally fine".

She told TMZ.com: "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 will totally be fine as I'm blessed to having an amazing family for support."

Toni - who has two sons, Denim, 10, and Diezel, eight, with her former husband, Mint Condition musician Keri Lewis - has suffered a string of health setbacks in recent years.

In 2008, she revealed she suffers from pericarditis, an inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart, after being made a spokesperson for the American Heart Association.

The 43-year-old star - who also has hypertension, most commonly referred to as high blood pressure - said: "I have heart disease. I found out about four or five years ago. I've also been diagnosed with hypertension.

"When I found out I was disappointed. I didn't get it. But I soon learnt I had to make lifestyle changes. I always ate relatively well, but sometimes I would have pizzas and burgers late at night - I had to change that."

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