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Grammy Award Winner Natalie Cole Lost a Kidney to Hepatitis C

Carrier No. 260 Reported by on Monday, November 17, 2008
Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
First Name: Natalie
Last Name: Cole
STD(s): Hepatitis C
City: Los Angeles
State/Territory: California
Country: United States
Age: 62
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Race: Black
Sex: Female
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5 ft. 9 inches
Weight: 105 lbs.
Infection Date: Saturday, March 1, 2008
Disclosure History: Has not failed to notify someone before exposure
Information Source: Published Source

In April of 2009 the daughter of legendary singer Nat "King" Cole told CNN talk show host Larry King that she was diagnosed with Hepatitis C during a routine medical exam in February of 2008 and attributes the disease to years of cocaine and heroin use. In 2009 she received a Kidney transplant to combat health issues that she blamed on medication used to treat her Hepatitis C.

The tabloid trash compactor TMZ announced the success of the transplant with a blurry photo of what looked to be an emotionally distraught Cole with an emphasis on her receiving a "used" kidney as if there were an option to get a new kidney unused by the previous owner.

Natalie Cole talks about her health in the video below.



9/7/2009 - She forgot to mention sex as way to get Hepatitis C.

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