Toni Braxton Retires From Music: "My Heart Isn't in It Anymore"

Entertainment Feb. 10, 2013 AT 12:40PM
Toni Braxton attends the 'Twist Of Faith' Los Angeles premiere at the Stephen S. Wise temple on February 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Toni Braxton attends the 'Twist Of Faith' Los Angeles premiere at the Stephen S. Wise temple on February 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

Toni Braxton's twenty-year music career has come to an end. The "He Wasn't Man Enough" singer made the announcement during a Friday, Feb. 8, appearance on Good Morning America.

"It's not affecting me, making me feel that thing I've always felt when I perform. It's leaving me," Braxton said. "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."

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Known for monster hits like "Un-Break My Heart" and "Breathe Again," the eight-time Grammy winner released her seventh studio album, Pulse, in 2010. Braxton, 45, further explained her decision to abandon music in an interview with The Grio.

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"For what I do I have to love it. I have to feel that excitement and it's gone," Braxton explained. "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."

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Braxton won't be stepping out of the spotlight entirely. The reality star and Twist of Faith actress said she plans to further her film career by taking on more challenging roles. "I would like to play a lesbian. 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," Braxton revealed. "Not a lipstick lesbian, either."

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