Life is such a gift, I just say thank you all day.
The medication I had to take was a form of chemotherapy. You feel like death every day. No appetite. No energy. But the treatment worked. It cured my liver 80 per cent but compromised my kidneys.
I already had high blood pressure. I have hypertension. And I think the chemo was just too much for my kidneys. And they went into failure. And that was September 12th of 2008. And the doctor rushed me right to the hospital.
I have been to hell and back. I have seen the edge. I have seen the dark side of life.
I think that I am a walking testimony to you can have scars. You can go through turbulent times and still have victory in your life.
I love what I do so much. I just keep going. Not much can bring me down.
When I did 'Unforgettable,' it wasn't appropriate for us to take liberties with that music. There had to be kind of a fine line between what had made it so great and the fact that a woman was singing it. We changed some of the arrangements, but not too much.
I'm an ordinary person under extraordinary circumstances.
I've always been an extremist. Some of us have very addictive personalities, and for some of us, that mechanism gets tripped up. Mine certainly did. I'm not cured. You never are. The recovery is a day-to-day process.
I think people hear the warmth in my voice and the friendliness, and they think: 'Oh, she must be a very nice person'.
If you don't shop smart, you get a little trendy.
I'm the type of person who won't cancel a show even if I don't feel my best.
We have to stop rewarding bad behavior.
God surrounded me with people of faith, people of strong faith, people of power, spiritual power, and I saw little miracles happen in their lives. By it happening in their lives, I started believing it could happen to me.
I never got to make that transition from little girl to young woman... and that really screws you up.
My father led by example. He wasn't much of a talker - he walked life.
Physically, I've seen a change in my life. No, I haven't had a face lift or anything like that. I've grown. That's God's countenance.
It's remarkable what a new kidney does to your life. I have no complaints... I'm pretty amazed. I have been working on my stamina.
I think foreign countries really do like it when American artists sing in their language. And when you go over there and say, 'Hi, how are you?' in their language, they love it. It makes them feel like you're doing it just for them. We in America take so much for granted.
I've had my share of doing things that I really wish I hadn't done.
My idols are Janis Joplin and Annie Lennox, who are neither of them from the typical pop culture.
I don't think that my parents even imagined that I would be exposed to drugs. In those days, for some reason, it was not talked about, just like sex was not talked about.
When you have put all your faith in man and continue to be disappointed, don't you hope there is something out of there that is not of human element?
There's inevitably something missing when you grow up in this kind of an environment when your parents travel a lot. When your father is famous, you are looked at and expected of. There are standards you need to meet.