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


37 Responses to “Natalie Cole is Fighting Back”

  1. 1
    teecee says:

    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.

  2. 2
    prynsexxx says:

    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”.

  3. 3
    CaramelDrop says:

    Prynn they have the buck eyes and those puffy jaws

  4. 4
    Charles says:


    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…….

  5. 5
    PAHairston says:

    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!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  6. 6
    Hermosa says:

    Charles. . .

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

  7. 7
    diamondkierra05 says:

    Glad to see has good faiths and she high spirits.

  8. 8
    Charles says:

    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.

  9. 9
    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?

  10. 10
    purepisces says:

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

  11. 11
    CaramelDrop says:


    who is jai jai and what did i miss?

  12. 12
    Charles says:

    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

  13. 13
    Charles says:

    CaramelDrop Says:


    who is jai jai and what did i miss?


    Check the post about T.I from today

  14. 14
    DivineBrown says:

    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*

  15. 15
    DivineBrown says:

    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!!

  16. 16
    purepisces says:

    @ Divine

    True dat!! Happy holiday, hun! =)

    Yep, I’m still at work….sighhhhh…

  17. 17
    bloggergirlz says:

    goodbye everyone…happy thanksgiving…be safe and blessed…

  18. 18
    Hermosa says:

    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!!!

  19. 19
    iyonah says:

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

  20. 20
    Hermosa says:

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

  21. 21
    iyonah says:

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

  22. 22
    kwallace577 says:

    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.

  23. 23
    iyonah says:

    Thanks and same to you kwall.

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

  24. 24
    DivineBrown says:

    Damn…where is err’body?

  25. 25
    kwallace577 says:

    @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.

  26. 26
    iyonah says:

    @ 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.

  27. 27
    iyonah says:

    according*** human***

  28. 28
    kwallace577 says:

    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.


  29. 29
    DivineBrown says:

    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!!!

  30. 30
    iyonah says:

    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.

  31. 31
    iyonah says:

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

  32. 32
    iyonah says:

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

  33. 33
    DivineBrown says:

    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….

  34. 34
    Hermosa says:

    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!

  35. 35
    iyonah says:

    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.

  36. 36
    DivineBrown says:


    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!

  37. 37
    Hermosa says:

    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!!!

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