In her new book, A Sick Lifeshe opens up about her sickle cell anemia a condition in which red blood cells are unable to transport enough oxygen; for more info, go to sicklecelldisease.
She reflects here on some of the photos documenting her career, and the highs and lows she was experiencing behind the scenes. I just kept living. I found out I was pregnant and was so excited—I had been told I couldn't get pregnant because of sickle cell.
I'm doing what comes natural. My second home is the stage. I wasn't feeling any pain or stress that day—just a healthy mindset overall.
A Sick Life is published by Rodale Inc. This article originally appeared in the October issue of Women's Health. For more great advice, pick up a copy of the issue on newsstands now! Weight Loss.
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