Natalie Cole is Fighting Back

Singer says she’s a “warrior” in her battle against hepatitis C.

Eight-time Grammy winner Natalie Cole, 58, hasn’t thrown in the towel on her career. In fact, she’s giving life everything she has. The acclaimed singer “gets real” with Jet magazine and opens up about being diagnosed with hepatitis C as well as how she’s coping with kidney failure. “I hope nobody I know gets it. I hope they find a cure,” she said.

Despite her illness, Cole says she still wants to look her best at all times. “Honey, I can’t be looking sick and be looking bad. Some things are not acceptable. You got to roll with it,” she said, while laughing. (p. 44)

The Dec. 8, 2008 issue of JET MAGAZINE is on sale Monday, DEC. 1, 2008

Source: Chelsea Stalling | EBONY magazine



 



  • teecee

    i am glad to see she is taking this in stride, maybe mpeople will look at the life they are living and do things to change how they are living.

  • prynsexxx

    I always know when something is wrong with someone’s liver by how “bucked” their eyes are. Real talk.

    When I see someone with “big” eyes, the first thing out of my mouth is “something’s wrong with their liver”.

  • CaramelDrop

    Prynn they have the buck eyes and those puffy jaws

  • Charles

    HERMOSA,

    ABout beyonce

    if you go on a Media take ……. You will see beyonce wore the same dress as j lo did in 1998, theiving from J Lo its a hot mess.

    Im not trying to give them hits but im just saying…….

  • PAHairston

    She’s still beautiful as ever. May God bless her and heal her but truth be told, we all gots to leave here one day. The catch is, we’s gots to be ready.

    HAPPY TURKEY DAY TURKEYS!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  • http://myspace.com/erikamagaly Hermosa

    Charles. . .

    I went to **** and I liked the dress better on my boricua, Jenny! And I don’t think that’s stealing. . .

  • diamondkierra05

    Glad to see has good faiths and she high spirits.

  • Charles

    Beyonce sold less than expected but still a respectable 505K Very good in this economy……………….

    And i like how you went in on jai jai like she is so high and mighty. I could go in but id get banned im sure.

  • http://myspace.com/erikamagaly Hermosa

    It looks like it’s just me and you, Charles. . .Don’t get me started with Jai Jai girl, she got my panties in a bunch! So what are you doing for thanksgiving?

  • purepisces

    Go Natalie!! I admire folks who put up a fight!! =)

  • CaramelDrop

    hermosa

    who is jai jai and what did i miss?

  • Charles

    Hermosa Says:

    It looks like it’s just me and you, Charles. . .Don’t get me started with Jai Jai girl, she got my panties in a bunch! So what are you doing for thanksgiving?

    =========================================================

    NOt a damn thing except colors duty(raising flag in the morning lowering at night)

    And im going to speak, ok who does this girl think she is? her claim to fame is unkown rapper who aint had a hit ever and when she was with crime mob only had one. She is not famous or anything she makes herself out to be she is probably in so much debt its not funny and who is her baby daddy OOwee, WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and then she wants to say we have no life and are low class. BItch 1800- SIt the **** down HOE

  • Charles

    CaramelDrop Says:

    hermosa

    who is jai jai and what did i miss?

    =========================================================

    Check the post about T.I from today

  • http://www.myspace.com/lorettadivine DivineBrown

    Hey guys!!

    I had to go do my run right quick!

    Hey fam…before everyone starts to break off..

    Happy Thanksgiving to err’body! Please count your blessings and shower your loved ones with affection!

    Somedays I know one of these patients would get snapped on if I didn’t have SR fam to rely on to bring the comic relief! *I lub ya’ll, mane*

  • http://www.myspace.com/lorettadivine DivineBrown

    Aint nobody thinkin bout Jai Jai. But, if you gon read somebody that’s how you do it…GONE BITCH!

    She doesn’t know Diddly about us…what we drive, how we live, and what we aspire to be. She would be pleasantly surprised if she did. I know that much!!

  • purepisces

    @ Divine

    True dat!! Happy holiday, hun! =)

    Yep, I’m still at work….sighhhhh…

  • bloggergirlz

    goodbye everyone…happy thanksgiving…be safe and blessed…

  • http://myspace.com/erikamagaly Hermosa

    Alright everyone. . .I’m out. I wish everyone a Happy and fulfilling Thanksgiving. Stuff your bellies and and be thankful for all the great things in your life!

    See some of you on Friday and remember NO DRINKING AND DRIVING!!!

  • http://myspace.com/iyonah iyonah

    Am I the only 1 who didn’t take today as a vacation day?

  • http://myspace.com/erikamagaly Hermosa

    Iyonah- I’m here! No one else is here?

  • http://myspace.com/iyonah iyonah

    I don’t think so and if they are – they aren’t posting messages.

  • kwallace577

    i am here. unfortunately for my black azz. i am doing some work too. can’t believe it. hope all yall had a good holiday yesterday.

  • http://myspace.com/iyonah iyonah

    Thanks and same to you kwall.

    As far as work goes its rather empty but the work is still here.

  • http://www.myspace.com/lorettadivine DivineBrown

    Damn…where is err’body?

  • kwallace577

    @iyonah yes exactly (about the work still needing to be done). i figured i would stroll in check and send some e-mails about a meeting for tuesday and some other odds and in’s….the GOOD part is my boss was quite surprised to see me and said..”idk you were coming in today…i thought you were off” which opens the door for me to get the HAIL up outta here pretty soon. LMAO.

  • http://myspace.com/iyonah iyonah

    @ kwall … I just know I have a few more days left and I have some things to take care of in Dec when I move so I am trying to use the VACATIOn days wisely.

    Did yall hear about the Walmart employee who died this morning?

    Black Friday took a grim turn when a Walmart employee in New York died after bargain hunters broke down the doors to the store.

    The 34-year-old male employee was pronounced dead one hour after shoppers broke down the doors to the shopping center in Valley Stream, N.Y., and knocked him down at around 5 a.m. Friday, police said.

    A 28-year-old pregnant woman was also taken in for observation and three other shoppers suffered minor injuries during the incident, police said.

    This is accoridn to Fox News. Sad indeed – its not that serious for a bargain. People have no regard for humna life at times.

  • http://myspace.com/iyonah iyonah

    according*** human***

  • kwallace577

    what in da HAIL? somebody died at a WALMART? that is tragic but shows the craziness of folks. breaking down the door. for what?

    i went shopping this a.m. but did not go at no 4 a.m. more like 5:30 when i can get there and i ain’t pressed about it like THAT.

    smh?

  • http://www.myspace.com/lorettadivine DivineBrown

    People are so triflin!!!

    Knocking down the door. They all should be arrested and charged!

    I’m sick as a damn dog. Hail, I’m almost too tired to watch TV. But, I will be making it to the Coach store. That’s fa damn sho!!!

  • http://myspace.com/iyonah iyonah

    I know right … I am going to go tonight because I am going for toys and toys only! I don’t like crowds of people anyway, I don’t like to shop in a frenzy. The toys r us I am going to is always stocked full anytime any day of the year – so I totally am over the whole BLACK FRIDAY hype.

  • http://myspace.com/iyonah iyonah

    Feel better Divine and lol @ But, I will be making it to the Coach store. That’s fa damn sho!!!

  • http://myspace.com/iyonah iyonah

    Oh and on topic @ prynn – “big eyes” are a characteristic of liver issues?

  • http://www.myspace.com/lorettadivine DivineBrown

    Big eyes are characteristic of Thyroid issues.

    I’m gonna have to make a mental note of this “liver” thingy.

    I know jaundice is a symptom. Big eyes? Dunno….

  • http://myspace.com/erikamagaly Hermosa

    Hey guys-

    I sick too, Divine! I got a mean cold that will fa’sho get worse. I can’t stop sneezing. Anywho, I’m pissed as f&ck. I went shopping this morning and spent like $500. Then I come to work to find out that the payroll department didn’t put our checks in and no one got paid, which means I over drew my account by $300!!!

    I swear, I betta have my money or an good a$$ explanation for this sh!t cuz if I don’t, imma about to walk out of this b!tch and they human resources b!tch will hear my filthy mouth. They know better than to mess with people’s money!

    Especially mine, Hermosa don’t play that!

  • http://myspace.com/iyonah iyonah

    Damn Hermosa … I hope they straighten it out. Most banks give you 2 hrs to put the $ in there before they asses you w/ fees. Its the primary reason why I have the overdraft protection w/ my accounts, for those times where I may overspend or if there is an issue w/ payroll posting my funds.

    Funny … my payment for the 30th posted Wed for some reason. I think they were released early.

  • http://www.myspace.com/lorettadivine DivineBrown

    Herm!!!!!

    Tsk tsk…you know you need to check your account before you drop that much doe! They really need to be cursed out playing games on Black Friday. And there is no penalty for them doing crap like that either. Girl, I’ve been sneezing so much my abs and back hurt. I’m noooooo good!

  • http://myspace.com/erikamagaly Hermosa

    I’m sneezing hard. . .so hard, my throat hurts and my eyes bug out.

    I know I should’ve checked my account and the funny thing is that I had a funny feeling about it this morning but I ignored it. I called my bank and I’m so thankful that my sister is a personal banker bc she reversed the fee’s for me but f*ck that, this company will still pay me my overdrown fee’s.

    They haven’t even given us an explanation, didn’t send out an email alerting employess, NATHAN!!! Them thinking that this is okay is what irritates me the most. I’m lucky that I have a savings account to fall back on but what about people that live pay check to pay check… It’s about to go down in 5,4,3,2. . . . .I don’t wanna take it to one, but they pushing me!!!