Is Toni Braxton Almost Broke?!!

NEW YORK - MAY 03: Toni Braxton performs during the New York Gala benefiting The Steve Harvey Foundation at Cipriani, Wall Street on May 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for The Steve Harvey Foundation)

OMG, Toni Braxton is Broke!! That is so sad for something who had such a successful career. But that’s why you can’t spend like you will be really successful your whole life. Only a handful of people have great long careers! People need to start saving some dough!!!

A close relative of Toni Braxton tells TMZ … the singer’s financial undoing can be traced back to her show in Las Vegas.

The relative tells us Toni took out “show insurance” through Lloyd’s of London for her act at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino back in 2006.

And when Toni’s heart condition started to act up — in the middle of the show’s run — she had to pull the plug, but she was still on the hook to the hotel for big bucks. Toni expected Lloyd’s to cover the loss but Lloyd’s didn’t, arguing Toni had an undisclosed, preexisting medical condition, rendering the policy void.

In the end, Toni had to absorb a huge loss, which the relative claims sent her on a downward financial spiral.

Still, it doesn’t explain the bill for the Four Seasons and Tiffany & Co., for starters …