21 May 2009

New kidney for Natalie Cole

9:49 am on 21 May 2009

Rhythm and blues singer Natalie Cole, has received a new kidney in Los Angeles.

Cole, 59, has Hepatitis C. She underwent surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday to receive a new kidney. The kidney came from a deceased organ donor.

The singer, the daughter of Nat "King" Cole, revealed her Hepatitis C diagnosis last July, saying she probably contracted the liver disease from drug use more than 30 years ago.