Toni Braxton Has Lupus, Lady Gaga Lends Support

Published by Runteldat on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 8:30 am.

Toni Braxton’s terrible year seems to have gotten far worse with a new revelation.

On top of disappointing sales of her latest album and ultimately filing for bankruptcy, it appears the R&B star has been diagnosed with Lupus.

While accepting a Women in Achievement award at the 8th Annual Lupus LA Bag Ladies Luncheon, Braxton told the audience:

“Today I’m going to talk about it because I’m a survivor and I’m here, and I don’t want to lose hope. Take a look — this is what lupus looks like.”

Toni then took to Twitter to share with fans and well-wishers that she feels a “relief” after coming forward.

Fortunately, Toni has many supporters – including the likes of Lady Gaga.

Billboard reports that in an ad placed in the program for the luncheon, the pop superstar wrote: “Toni, your strength is admirable. As a woman whose family has been affected by lupus, I understand your struggle and have you in my thoughts.”

Gaga herself revealed she had tested borderline positive for Lupus.

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