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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  • chrissy

    AWWW she has a awesome soul……..God Bless her

  • Salena Neblett

    I am praying for you and your daughter I love you T-Boz!

  • That is a very inspiring story and I'm so glad to hear she has recovered and doing well. But I wonder what hospital she had her surgery done? I ask because I have a close friend who is currently battling the same thing and she doesn't seem to be getting the help that she needs. Right now, she's waiting to go to Duke Hospital and hopefully with lots of prayer, they can help her.

  • Marilynluvher88

    I ALWAYS WILL LOVE T-BOZ!!! From her Unique voice, beautiful personality and appearance, she's truely a good woman. love that she stood strong

  • Uvette

    what an amazing inspiration to all. i look up to this selfless woman with a huge heart. Salute T-Boz!