Natalie Cole is beating Hepatitis

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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.



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July 31st, 2008 at 9:56 am

My brother has Hep C from a blood transfusion and I pray that she stays non-detectable for at least 6 months which is the marker for responding to the treatment she went through. Insurance company’s should pay for a Hep C test that would be included with a normal CBC blood test on a yearly physical. After 911 people who gave blood over 150,000 people found out they had Hep C which the news media never reported. They call it the Sleeping Dragon because the symptoms usually show up after it has done major damage to your liver over many years. Hang in there Natalie and thank you sweet heart for coming forward with your fight.

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