Natalie Cole Diagnosed w/ Hep C


Natalie Cole
Grammy Award-winning singer Natalie Cole has been diagnosed with Hepatitis C, it was revealed today. The virus, found during a routine examination, is likely the result of her drug use many decades ago, which she fully revealed and documented in her autobiography Angel On My Shoulder (2000).

Hepatitis C is a blood-borne infectious disease often asymptomatic. The symptoms of infection can be medically managed, and most patients can be cleared of the virus by a course of anti-viral medicine. An estimated 150-200 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C.

"Natalie has had a terrific response to her medication and is now virus negative," said Dr. Graham Woolf, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at U.C.L.A./Cedars Sinai Medical Center. "This gives her an increased chance of cure. But, she has also suffered significant side effects from the anti-viral medicine, which is the only FDA authorized treatment for Hepatitis C. Her side effects include fatigue, muscle aches and dehydration but she is recovering from these."

"I've been so fortunate to have learned so much from my past experiences," said Cole. "I am embraced by the love and support of my family and friends; I am committed to my belief in myself and in my abiding faith to meet this challenge with a heartfelt optimism and determination. This is how I intend to deal with this current challenge in my life."

It is anticipated that Cole's treatment will not interfere with the September 9 release and subsequent promotion planned for her new CD, Still Unforgettable the long awaited follow up to 1991's landmark album Unforgettable...With Love.

[Published on: 7/16/08]

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Astronaut Jones star Wed 7/16/2008 12:12PM
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Astronaut Jones

Gregg Allman strikes again!! bad luck though all around. good luck with that, Nat.

SmashySmashy Wed 7/16/2008 01:28PM
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So Jambase gets their medical/micro info from wikipedia (almost word for word). I guess there is nothing wrong with it, it is just silly

adamjfreed Wed 7/16/2008 01:51PM
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that's how i wrote my last paper and passed college. wiki is fair game

garrettgsell star Wed 7/16/2008 02:56PM
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When did Natalie hit the jamband scene?

old man Wed 7/16/2008 08:25PM
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old man

that's nothing. i got A,B,C,D,K, and the new one, R.

msudtg Thu 7/17/2008 07:27AM
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This all comes from Cher... Allman got it from her and spreads it, but natalie cole got it from cher too!

MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks star Thu 7/17/2008 09:50AM
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^ = Idiots

BGsteveBG Thu 7/17/2008 03:19PM
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she's pretty hot

JenkemJay Thu 7/17/2008 03:35PM
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sketchy, shoulda just stuck to jenkem huffing

merinpie Fri 7/18/2008 01:16PM
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anyone with hepatitis should check out they have an entire herbal protocol to assist in your health and wellness. These herbal formulas have been shown to reduce tumor growth, protect the liver from chirrosis, etc... follow the link in blue on the left of the page for the Hepatitis B & C support.