Manny Carabel/Getty ImagesTionne “T-Boz” Watkins will tell the story of her life with TLC in her autobiography, A Sick Life.
“I want to hopefully get stuff off my chest and inspire someone at the same time,” she tells People. “A lot of things have happened in my life that will come out in this book that a lot of people don’t know about, that I’ve never talked about. There are a lot of major life changes that I’m so, so, so blessed to have experienced.” The book will be published in September 2017.
The memoir will address her battle with sickle cell anemia, and the joy and pain of TLC, including the passing of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in 2002. Watkins says one theme of the book is her survival.
I [just] turned 46, so just knowing my journey, how the doctors said I wouldn’t live past 30 and then the next death rate they told me was 45: I exceeded both of those numbers,” she says. “They told me I would never have kids; my daughter is 16 this year. They told me I would be disabled; I’ve traveled the world, and I’m still doing it. I’ve survived this crazy brain tumor. I’m living life right now. You’ll see how my life has changed and why it’s changed for the better.”
TLC is now recording their first new album since 3D in 2002 with several stars, including Ne-Yo, J. Cole and Lady Gaga.
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