December 8, 2012
Braxton hospitalized with blood clots

U.S. R&B singer Toni Braxton performs on the final day of the 21st Annual St. Lucia Jazz festival at Pigeon Island National Landmark, May 13, 2012. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

Singer Toni Braxton has been hospitalized after suffering blood clots stemming from lupus.

The Un-Break My Heart hitmaker opened up about her struggle with lupus last year, and now the auto-immune condition, which attacks healthy body tissue, has left her in need of medical attention.

She took to on Friday to tells fans about her hospitalization.

In a post on her page, Braxton writes, "Hey guys, I'm in the hospital for health issues related to lupus & blood clots, I will be home soon...Thanks for all the love & support!"

It is the second time Braxton has been hospitalized due to the illness this year - she was also admitted to a clinic in January after her immune system started to shut down.

Braxton also suffers from heart condition microvascular angina.