Toni Braxton: Toni Has Heart Disease, Oh She Is a Victim

R&B diva Toni Braxton has landed herself under controversial watch after signing on for the next season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” due to her on and off health issues. Even though she is nervous, she does not want fans to worry about her. “To be honest, I am a little nervous. Just because when I perform, the adrenaline gets pumping,” Braxton tells Access Hollywood. “And second, am I going to remember my steps because I am so worried about my heart?” Braxton was diagnosed with the heart disease pericarditis five years ago, and had a health scare last April that forced her Las Vegas show “Toni Braxton: Revealed” to shut down. Participating in “Dancing with the Stars,” she believes, will help her to conquer the fear of life’s activities – including climbing stairs – without worrying that she’ll experience tightness in her chest. Still, she intends to remain cautious. “I am not thinking about my blood pressure although my doctor has been on me to check it during rehearsals, so I have to stop and check it,” she added. As far as the competition goes, Toni said she’s not looking for any sympathy votes. “I’m competing with myself because I don’t want to be the victim because people will be like, ‘Toni has heart disease, oh she is a victim,’” she added.


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