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— excerpted exclusively in the new issue of PEOPLE — the R&B star reveals how the blood disorder has impacted her life an how her kids are helping her through.
“I have to worry about it every day of my life,” Watkins, 47, says of sickle-cell disease.
“On the first night, the nurses told me I needed to breastfeed her. And they make you feel so guilty if you don’t pop your t—–s out for the baby immediately,” Watkins writes in .
And the singer says her expanded family keeps her strong.“You can be in so much pain you get delirious.” Watkins was 7 years old when she was diagnosed with sickle-cell disease, which causes red blood cells to stick to vessel walls, blocking blood flow and preventing oxygen from reaching tissues; the lack of oxygen can damage organs and cause pain so severe it requires hospitalization.When she received the diagnosis, Watkins says she was told she wouldn’t live past 30, that she couldn’t have children and that she’d be disabled her entire life.Their first two albums, "Forever My Lady" (1991) and "Diary of a Mad Band" (1993), along with several hit singles like "Lately," a remake of the Stevie Wonder song, have sold a total of six million copies.A third album, "The Show, the After Party, the Hotel," has remained in the top 10 on Billboard's album chart since its release on July 18. With De Vante spending time with Madonna, K-Ci dating the singer Mary J. Dalvin seeing the singer T-Boz of TLC, perhaps no other group has been linked to as many famously sexy woman as Jodeci.