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Toni Braxton’s autistic son stars with her in new movie

Singer Toni Braxton’s autistic son will make his acting debut in a new Lifetime movie, “Twist of Faith,” with his famous mother. The film debuts Saturday on Lifetime at 8 p.m. EST.

Toni Braxton and son Diezel - Getty Image

Diezel, 9,  will play Braxton’s son in the made for Lifetime film.

“Even though he’s considered high functioning right now, he wasn’t in the past, and that’s why I thought him carrying the movie and trying to do the movie and tutoring would have been too much for him,” the singer said.

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Braxton is best known for her Grammy-winning, multiplatinum singing career, which has netted classics like “Un-break My Heart” and “Breathe Again.” She said she’s working on an album with longtime collaborator Babyface called “Love, Marriage, Divorce.” She’s also doing a few shows here and there, but she suffers from lupus, an autoimmune disease, which prevents her from doing more. Recently, she was hospitalized for blood clots, but Braxton considers herself one of the “lucky ones” and is grateful she can still have a career.
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“My doctors told me I would never be able to perform again,” she said. “I’m very lucky that I’m still able to dabble in it a little bit.”

The AP contributed to this report.

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