Toni Braxton Hospitalized In Las Vegas
First Published: April 8, 2008 4:35 PM EDT Credit: Access Hollywood
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Singer Toni Braxton was hospitalized in Las Vegas on Monday after experiencing chest pains, Access Hollywood has confirmed.
A rep for the Flamingo Hotel-Casino, where Braxton performs her Vegas show, told Access the songstress was “admitted for testing.”
Braxton is in “good condition” and is scheduled to be released on Tuesday afternoon.
“We wish Toni a quick recovery and would like her to take the time she needs to regain optimal health. We are looking forward to her return at the end of the week,” Flamingo Las Vegas president Don Marrandino said in a statement to Access.
Braxton’s Tuesday night performance has canceled to “allow Ms. Braxton to fully recover,” a rep for the hotel added. There was no show scheduled for Monday night.
Braxton has been performing at the hotel since August 2006.
The 40-year-old singer suffers from a heart disease called pericarditis, which is an inflammation of the lining of the heart.
When she first experienced pain her chest years ago, Braxton told WebMD.com that she thought it was cardiac arrest.
“I was very fortunate that it was just pericarditis because it could have been a heart attack. It's the same symptoms,” Braxton explained. “If I had known that the symptoms were tightness in your chest, perpetual fatigue, pain in your bra line, things like that all in the left side of my body, I would have went to the doctors immediately.”
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