R+B star Toni Braxton had visions of herself dying when she was struck down with a heart condition.

The UNBREAK MY HEART singer was devastated when she realised the fatigue she was suffering while performing AIDA on Broadway, New York, was due to the condition pericarditis.

And Braxton admits she immediately feared the condition would claim her life.

She says, "I instantly thought of the movie Beaches, and Barbara Hershey's character. I was like, 'Oh my God, I'm gonna die!' I was really upset about it.

"But with medication and my doctors and my family, I'm okay, I'm much better."

Braxton is now a spokesperson for the American Heart Association.