Birdman Rushes to Toni Braxton’s Side After She’s Hospitalized for Lupus
Birdman and Toni Braxton fueled relationship rumors this summer after the Cash Money boss accompanied the singer on stage at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, and now TMZ is reporting that Birdman rushed to her side after her battle with lupus sent her to the hospital. Braxton went public with her lupus diagnosis in 2010, and was reportedly hospitalized for four days, causing Birdman to jump on a jet from New York to see her.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack healthy tissue. It was the same sickness J Dilla was fighting prior to his passing. A rep for Braxton confirmed to TMZ that the singer was being treated for lupus, though she is now doing better and hopes to start rehearsing for an upcoming tour. "Toni is resting at home and she is fine," the singer's representative later said in a statement.
"She was in an LA hospital for a few days being treated for her Lupus," Braxton's rep said. "She has been released and starts rehearsals for her upcoming tour this week. She was not in serious condition, though Lupus is a serious disease and must be monitored at all times."
Some of the particulars about how Braxton got to the hospital aren't yet known, but Birdman apparently took a break from touring with Jacquees to be with her, making him the second rapper this week to tend to an emergency mid-tour.
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