Braxton Rushed to Hospital With Chest Pains

'Unbreak My Heart' singer undergoing tests
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2008 4:07 AM CDT
Singer and six-time Grammy winner Toni Braxton poses for photos at the Flamingo hotel-casino in Las Vegas in a Thursday, May 18, 2006 photo.    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)
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(Newser) – Singer Toni Braxton has been hospitalized in Las Vegas after suffering chest pains, Access Hollywood reports. She was taken in for tests and will likely be released today after an overnight stay, said a spokesman for the Famingo hotel-casino, where Braxton has been performing since 2006. The six-time Grammy winner suffers from a heart disease known as pericarditis.

The "Unbreak My Heart" singer was first diagnosed with the condition four years ago and has since become a spokeswoman for an American Heart Foundation campaign to spread awareness of heart disease among women. Braxton, 40, is said to be in "good condition" and is expected to return to the stage later this week.