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Toni Braxton Retires From Music: “I’m Going Through A Mid-Life Crisis!”

Submitted by on February 11, 2013 – 10:43 am2 Comments

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Toni Braxton has announced that she is retiring from the music industry. The 45-year-old singer, who delivered such hits as “Love Shoulda Brought You Home,” “Breathe Again,” “You’re Making Me High,” and “How Could An Angel Break My Heart,” appeared on Good Morning America recently and confessed that the thrill of making music is gone.

“I don’t feel the love for music anymore,” she confessed. “It’s not affecting me, making me feel that thing I’ve always felt when I perform. It’s leaving me. I’m not sure what’s going on in my life. Maybe a female mid-life crisis? My heart isn’t in it anymore. I hate to say that.”

She explained her decision further to The Grio. “For what I do I have to love it. I have to feel that excitement and it’s gone,” Toni said. “I’m just not going to do any albums anymore; maybe touring occasionally here and there because I love performing, but not as much as I did in the past. But no new projects.”

Perhaps the eight-time Grammy Award-winner is trying to win an Oscar? The star of the reality series Braxton Family Values, who recently starred in the Lifetime original movie Twist of Faith, seemingly wants to focus on acting. “I would like to play a lesbian,” she told The Grio. “I don’t know why. And do a whole make-out scene and the whole thing; just something completely different than people would expect from me. Not a lipstick lesbian, either.”

Watch Toni talk more about her retirement, bouts with illness, and outspoken sisters below. Will you miss Toni from the music scene?

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