Natalie Cole is on the way to making a full recovery after a Hepatitis C diagnosis prompted her to cancel a string of recent appearances.
The Unforgettable singer, 58, was told she had the chronic liver infection earlier this year, and immediately set about trying to beat the disease.
And her efforts have paid off – she has been told she’s virus negative after responding well to treatment, and now she hopes for a full recovery.
Cole, a former alcohol and cocaine addict, credits her faith for helping her through her latest health crisis.
She tells America’s the Globe, “I am embraced by the love and support of my family and friends and I am committed to my belief in myself and in my abiding faith to meet this challenge with a heartfelt optimism and determination.”
Hepatitis C is spread by contact with infected blood. Pamela Anderson and country queen Naomi Judd have also been diagnosed with Hepatitis C.