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Lady Gaga Tells Larry King of Lupus Scare

Singer says she got a "borderline positive" result



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    GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Lady GaGa performs on the Other Stage at the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2009 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

    Lady Gaga told Larry King she is worried for her health after testing "borderline positive" for lupus.

    "As of right now I do not have it," Gaga told King in a show that airs Tuesday night. "But I have to take good care of myself.

    The 24-year-old pop superstar, who nearly collapsed on stage last month, said lupus runs in her family, and killed her aunt Joanne. But she reassured fans that she has not yet shown any symptoms.

    A borderline positive lupus test result antibody tests are at the upper limit of  what is considered normal.

    Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects connective tissue. It primarily affects women and kills by attacking the heart, lungs liver, kidneys and nervous system. With treatment, victims can live for decades.