Washington, (ANI): Singer Natalie Cole has reportedly been released from the hospital after undergoing a kidney transplant and is said to be recuperating. Natalie, who suffered a kidney failure caused by hepatitis C, was discharged five days after her kidney transplant. "Natalie is continuing to do well under the circumstances," People quoted Natalie"s representative, as saying.
Sadly for Natalie, who had planned to attend a private family memorial service for her sister Carol "Cookie" Cole, who passed away following a battle with lung cancer, had to undergo the life-saving organ transplant on the very same day. Meanwhile, Natalie is expected to spend the next three to four months recuperating and will reorganize her tour dates in support of her album Still Unforgettable.
Story first published: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 12:43 [IST]