Natalie Cole Diagnosed With Hepatitis C

Full story: NBC 5 Chicago

Grammy-winning singer Natalie Cole has hepatitis C. A statement from her publicist said that the liver disease was discovered during a routine examination and likely was caused by her drug use years ago.
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LJW

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Jul 16, 2008
 
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Jul 16, 2008
 
i feel for her. - i have PBC, a liver disease, and chronic hepatitis. - its a change of life once you're diagnosed
Pegasys

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Jul 16, 2008
 
I am in my 15th week of a 24 week treatment for Hep C, and my last two blood tests have come back indicating no detectable levels of the virus remaining. I must finish the final 9 weeks of treatment to insure that the virus is completely gone. It is not an easy treatment, but I am glad I made the choice to fight it in the early stages.

On the road to recovery.
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Jul 16, 2008
 
I'll be praying for you Natalie. You will be fine! I have a family member with the same thing and they are still going strong. Keep your faith in the Lord! God Bless!
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Um there are kids being raped, killed for no apparent reason why are they even putting this out about natalie? She got it thru drug use and sooo she was also a one hit wonder.
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Life is funny ... It wasn't long ago she was criticizing Amy Whinehouse .When you point fingers you have 3 pointing back . .
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Parent wrote:
Um there are kids being raped, killed for no apparent reason why are they even putting this out about natalie? She got it thru drug use and sooo she was also a one hit wonder.
You are an idiot.#1, she was absolutely NOT a one hit wonder, she had a lot of great music #2 She was the daughter of one of the greatest recording/singing legends of all time #3 If young people can learn through her mistakes, she is ok with that.

No go away trash, back to the trailer park with you!
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I can't picture Natalie Cole as an IV drug user. I wish she would be an advocate for IV drug users in recovery, and also for Hepatitis. It's a huge, huge, bloodborne disease in the US, much more prevalent than HIV.
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I think the press should do more to cover Hepatitis, esp. since it is much more prevalent than other more high profile bloodborne illnesses like HIV. It really is an epidemic in the US.
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yet another druggie
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Jul 16, 2008
 
whitey wrote:
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ME TOO !!!
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This doesn't discredit the fact that Amy winehouse has a serous problem. Stop the finger pointing.

All the best to Natalie
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Oh People wrote:
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You are an idiot.#1, she was absolutely NOT a one hit wonder, she had a lot of great music #2 She was the daughter of one of the greatest recording/singing legends of all time #3 If young people can learn through her mistakes, she is ok with that.
No go away trash, back to the trailer park with you!
I couldn't agree with you more.. this person obviously wouldn't know good music if it came and bit them in the ass.. the fact is, yes she had abused drugs in the past.. but the thing is she no longer does drugs and has been clean for a long time. I have been a HUGE fan of Natalie's since I was four years old in the70s..(still have some old LPs of hers and everything).. my thoughts and prayers are with you Natalie! get well soon and I cant wait for your new album in September! ;o)
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This is a rough disease to conquer..
*the treatment can be just as debilitating as the disease itself
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Jul 16, 2008
 
hatalie hope that you get well soon.cant wait to for your new album.
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To Natalie Cole the people of God are
praying for your healing in this matter and I would like to pray for all those who suffer with this disease
I pray that you will find the strength through the Lord to continue
to press on and still set out to reach
your goals in life. God is still on the throne and he can still bring
miracles in your life, Just believe
that all things are possible with God
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Jul 17, 2008
 
I believe I got my hepitis from an old time doctor . He always steriozid his old remaining needles , he used on other people that was not
steriozid correctlly . I never used IVdrud9953gsbuthepitis c can be spread though sex like hiv

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other people to give them shots ,and etc. I was never a iv drug user ,and I cant think of any other way to content it except for sex
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Jul 17, 2008
 
NATAILIE, YOU REPRESENT THE TRUE PERSON YOU ARE ,AND YOU ARE BEAUIFUL .
i LOVED YOUR FATHER nAT KING COLE , hEPITIS IS BLOOD BORN , BUT ALSO IT CAN BE TRAMIIED THRUOGH SEX ,LIKE HIV AIDS.BUT THERE ARE MEDICATIONS TO GET HELP OF THE HEP A B C D . i LOVE YOU Nat dont fotget us little peeps hugs USA-TROOPS-ETC. D
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I would challenge all of you to be careful about passing judgement against her or Amy Winehouse or anyone for that matter...Interesting how we can all pass judgement about someone else until it happens to us or someone close to us. We ALL have something we wouldn't be proud of; maybe it's not drug addiction, maybe it's fornication, or alcohol or addiction to spending or ANYTHING that goes against what the BIBLE says we should be doing! The important thing is that she is in recovery from her sickness (yes, addiction is a sickness, just like depression!) and is hopefully, on the road to recovery from this debilitating disease, Hep C. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Natalie! Me and my family are not perfect either! God bless....
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Oct 9, 2008
 
Pegasys wrote:
I am in my 15th week of a 24 week treatment for Hep C, and my last two blood tests have come back indicating no detectable levels of the virus remaining. I must finish the final 9 weeks of treatment to insure that the virus is completely gone. It is not an easy treatment, but I am glad I made the choice to fight it in the early stages.
On the road to recovery.
On September 07 I completed treatment and the last 3 blood tests indicated that I no longer have the HEP C virus, and my liver functions are normal. Natalie and anyone else with this, there is a cure if you get the proper treatment. The key is early detection before it can cause any liver damage.

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