Natalie Cole in Hepatitis C Hospital Scare

Reuters news is reporting that Grammy-winning singer Natalie Cole has been hospitalized due to complications with her hepatitis C condition.

A spokeswoman’s statement said: “She has had a setback and is in the hospital in New York. We expect her to make a full recovery. She will be in the hospital a few more days and then will be sent home for bed rest.”

October performance dates for the 58-year-old vocalist have been canceled.

Cole descends from popular music royalty, being the daughter of revered crooner Nat King Cole.  Her pedigree could not shield her from the fallout of years of drug abuse and addiction.

Back in July, Natalie revealed that she had contracted the infectious, blood-borne liver disease.

The singer had documented her battle with narcotics and alcohol in her 2000 memoir, Angel on My Shoulder.

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