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Natalie Cole recuperating from kidney transplant

Published: Thursday, May 21, 2009, 12:04 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]Washington, (ANI): Ailing singer Natalie Cole recently underwent a life-saving kidney transplant surgery in Los Angeles, and was 'resting comfortably,' according to her representative. The 59-year-old has been suffering from kidney failure, caused by the hepatitis C she contracted during her time as an intravenous heroin user.

The eight-time Grammy Award-winner, who has been getting treated since September last year, had been put on a waiting list for a replacement organ.

"The kidney came from a deceased organ donor through the regional organ procurement agency, One Legacy," People magazine quoted her rep as saying in a statement.

Cole is expected to recuperate for the next three to four months and is allegedly planning to re-arrange her summer tour dates in support of her album Still Unforgettable.

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