Toni Braxton’s career has been alternately decorated with Billboard blasting hits and littered with devastating illnesses that altered her life’s trajectory. Much of her personal and professional angst has been chronicled in her popular reality show, “Braxton Family Values,” as well as her soon-to-be released autobiography, Unbreak My Heart.
But the most successful Braxton sister blew away fans when she revealed that she had a clandestine abortion about a decade ago when she got impregnated accidentally by her boy toy at the time, Keri Lewis.
According to the New York Daily News, the life of the developing fetus was imperiled from the start because Braxton was taking a powerful prescription of Accutane which treated acne but was accompanied by negative side effects for the fetus.
Braxton admits that she aborted the fetus immediately. But the “Another Sad Song” chanteuse claimed she would have terminated the pregnancy even if she was not on the narcotic, simply out of convenience.
The singer said the aftermath of the abortion produced anxiety and guilt because of her spiritual upbringing. She told “Entertainment Tonight” that she was “more ashamed of myself for doing that.”
It will be interesting to learn what the singer, who has been to hell and back, has to say about her latest turbulent life episode.