T-Boz Reveals Secret Battle With Brain Tumor

October 6, 2011  |  

T-Boz of the legendary girl group TLC has revealed that she has secretly suffered from complications related to a brain tumor in addition to battling sickle cell anemia. The mother of one, Chase pictured above, discussed this ailment for the first time while filming “Celebrity Apprentice,” and talks about her revelation in the Oct. 12 issue of People Magazine. EUR Web has more:

Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins revealed that she has been waging a secret battle against a brain tumor that was diagnosed in 2006.

In the Oct. 12 edition of People magazine, the 39-year-old said that she underwent a seven-hour surgical procedure back in 2006, during which doctors peeled the tumor from her brain stem by making a cut behind her ear.

The divorced single mother of one said she was battling the tumor earlier this year during filming of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” but didn’t want to make it known to the public.

“I didn’t want pity. I was there to help sick children,” she told People.

Because people are often shocked to hear the news, T-Boz has kept it under wraps until now so that she can focus on her acts of service. For instance, in competing on “Celebrity Apprentice,” T-Boz (also known as Tionne Watkins) wanted to focus on raising money for the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia. Watkins was not interested in gaining pity for herself.

T-Boz has already brought joy to millions through her music. It is wonderful that she is still focused on helping others live better lives despite her personal health problems. In fact, those problems seem to be her inspiration to do good. We salute T-Boz f or her creative spirit and her continued generosity. Hopefully, she will stay healthy for the benefit of herself and her child.

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