Songbird Natalie Cole "Comfortable" After Kidney Transplant

by Tanya Thomas on  May 23, 2009 at 10:12 AM Celebrity Health News
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 Songbird Natalie Cole
A representative of the ailing singer Natalie Cole has said that the music sensation recently underwent a life-saving kidney transplant surgery in Los Angeles. She is now "resting comfortably".

The 59-year-old has been suffering from kidney failure, caused by the hepatitis C she contracted during her time as an intravenous heroin user.

The eight-time Grammy Award-winner, who has been getting treated since September last year, had been put on a waiting list for a replacement organ.

"The kidney came from a deceased organ donor through the regional organ procurement agency, One Legacy," People magazine quoted her rep as saying in a statement.

Cole is expected to recuperate for the next three to four months and is allegedly planning to re-arrange her summer tour dates in support of her album Still Unforgettable.

Source: ANI
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