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Natalie Cole has a kidney transplant

Tbd-nataliecole052109 Grammy winner Natalie Cole has a new kidney following transplant surgery in L.A. on Tuesday, People reports. She's "resting comfortably," her rep told the mag.

The 59-year-old singer was diagnosed with hepatitis C a year ago and has been undergoing dialysis three times a week since September.

"The kidney came from a deceased organ donor through the regional organ procurement agency, One Legacy," her rep said in a statement. She plans to reschedule her summer tour for Still Unforgettable following three or four months of rest.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:37am]


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