Toni Braxton resumes tour following hospitalisation


Toni Braxton performed at Chicago’s Arie Crown Theater on Sunday (16.10.16) after being hospitalised for lupus complications in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday (15.10.16).

Toni Braxton has resumed touring after being hospitalised due to complications related to her battle with lupus.

The ‘Breathe Again’ singer was admitted to a hospital in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday (15.10.16) and was forced to cancel her show in the city after she received further treatment for the autoimmune disease following two shows in Detroit and Kansas City.

The 49-year-old star returned to the stage at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago on Sunday night (16.10.16) and thanked her fans for their support.

She wrote on Twitter: “all TONIGHT at the Arie Crown Theater!! #TheHitsTour … I’m heeeerrreeeeee!!! #TheWindyCity … Hey guys, thanks for all of your well wishes and understanding. I am out of the hospital, and en route to CHICAGO! I can not wait to see you (sic)”

It’s the second time Toni has been taken into hospital for complications related to the disease.

The news comes after the R&B superstar expressed how “excited” she was to be able to get back on stage after her first hospitalisation earlier this month.

She said at the time: “I am so excited about going back on the road and seeing all of my wonderful fans and friends.

“Everyone’s life is complicated and this is just a condition that I live with.”

Toni first revealed she suffers with the potentially life-threatening condition in 2010.

Her uncle previously died from the disease, and her brother is also a carrier.

The ‘Unbreak My Heart’ singer previously admitted that the hardest part of living with lupus was having to perform, but until this month she prided herself on never having cancelled a show.

She said: “That’s the toughest part when I have to perform. So often, when it’s like that, it’s a lot of, ‘You sing!’ to the audience, you know. They kind of help me out a little bit without realising it.

“I’ve never [cancelled a show]. Even if I can’t perform, I still figure it out. Sometimes I look back [at] that evening [and] I go, ‘How did I get through that?'”

Toni’s next concert is at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo, Mississippi on Thursday (20.10.16).

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