Video: Toni Braxton Gets Emotional When Speaking About Son’s Autism

Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton shined a light on New York City during her visit to the Empire State Building today. The mother of two appeared with Autism Speaks co-founders Bob and Suzanne Wright to illuminate the Big Apple tower in blue to honor World Autism Awareness Month.

During the ceremony, the star of WE tv’s “Braxton Family Values” got teary-eyed when speaking about her autistic son Diezel. “When I first found out he was autistic, I was a mess,” she recalled. “I blamed myself, I thought it was something I’d done. And out of nowhere, Suzanne Wright reached out to me and said, ‘You’re not a victim. And together, we’re gonna hold hands and we’re gonna walk through this and we’re gonna help your son Diezel.’”

Watch Toni’s emotional speech and see her “flip the switch” below.

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  1. Nicolei

    Seeing this video has really raised my awareness for autism, and I hope that others seeing this emotional side of Toni will also realize the impact false statements can make on her family and children.


  2. fi

    I love toni more than ever…she is a soul survivor and can sing all of them gagas and aguileras against a concrete wall…you go girl!


  3. Yes sir

    I knew she was going to her son’s autism to get viewers.


  4. Jay

    Wow! Toni looks terrific! I wonder how old that autistic boy or man was?


  5. LOLLD

    love her…classy and sexy girl


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  7. Muhammad

    I thought this was about her son and autism. what’s with the photo shoot and the costume? I have the utmost and deepest empathy for her son and his condition but if its about him and others, where are the children? I mean really! It seems to me that, never mind thats HOLLYWOOD! That whole world is a stage; so do your thing sis. Like our late brother Richard Pryor said in the movie Critical Condition; “us actors must do as we do” and this is true…


  8. Muhammad

    Key word, “must”. act, entertain, satisfy, pacify, thrill!


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