Toni Braxton Has Breast Tumor Removed
The former 'Dancing With the Stars' competitor had the surgery a month after being eliminated
The singer had a benign tumor removed from her breast a month after she was eliminated from ABC's reality dance show, reports Reuters.
Braxton, 41, had been made aware of the tumor before starting "Dancing," but once she learned it was most likely benign, she decided to go through with the show. She and her pro partner Alec Mazo were eliminated on Oct. 21. She later had the surgery a week before the show's Nov. 25 finale.
It was a bigger decision for Braxton to compete with her microvascular angina, a heart condition in which the blood vessels carrying blood to the heart don't function well, causing breathing problems. She's commented that she has been "breathing better" after performing on the show.
Braxton isn't the first person on "Dancing" this past season to be affected by medical problems. Olympian Misty May-Treanor, who was paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, had to withdraw after rupturing her Achilles tendon while rehearsing the jive. Later, both Julianne Hough and Lacey Schwimmer, pro dancers on the show, were diagnosed for endometriosis.
Braxton is a six-time Grammy-winning artist known for "Another Sad Love Song" and "Un-Break My Heart."