Tionne Watkins first found fame as one-third of the best-selling female group TLC. From there, she took up acting, both on the silver screen and recently as Sheila on Days of our Lives. Now, T-Boz has added author to her growing list of jobs.
In addition to the balancing act of juggling an all-consuming music career and her family, TLC's Tionne Watkins has struggled with sickle cell disease since she was a young girl. Sickle cell is a debilitating and incurable disease that can render her unable to perform, walk, or even breathe. In her new book, A Sick Life, T-Boz chronicles her journey from a childhood spent in and out of the hospital, during which she was told she wouldn't live to see 30 or have children, to becoming the superstar musician who is still living out her life's dream of performing.
For the first time, Tionne tells her full life story about the diagnosis, the tumultuous rise to fame, the life in the spotlight, and the hard-fought advocacy work. Through Tionne's tough, funny, tell-it-like-it-is voice, you'll see how the extraordinary singer and advocate found the inner strength, grit, and determination to live her dream despite her often unpredictable and demanding health issues. She dives deep into never-before-told TLC stories, including accounts of her friendship with Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes and the tragedy of her death. Tionne's unvarnished discussion of her disease, unending strength, and ability to power through the odds is a story like no other.
A Sick Life is available in hardcover, Kindle, audio book, and audio CD versions. For more information or to order a copy, click here.
T-Boz has also recently released a new single, "Dreams," in addition to the self-titled and final TLC album. You can get more information on that here.
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