Natalie Cole Hospitalized


Sep. 19 2008, Published 9:27 a.m. ET

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Natalie Cole, daughter of legendary singer Nat King Cole and an accomplished musician in her own right, has been hospitalized in NYC in relation to her battle with hepatitis C.

"She's had a setback and has gone into the hospital," a source close to the family tells Entertainment Tonight.

“In 1980-1982, I was doing heroin,” Natalie said when she first announced her fight with hepatitis C. “The first day that ‘This Will Be’ came out on the radio I was on my way to get heroin.”

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Although she had been healthy since recovering from her drug problems, her dark past has come back to haunt her.

“This is a virus that was dormant in my body for 25 years,” she said recently. “I had no symptoms, was feeling great, working out like a crazy person — and this just keeled me over, like a feather.”


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