Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins Of TLC Fame Reveals Life-Threatening Health Scare!

Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins

Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins

Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins revealed to People magazine that she has been battling a brain tumor for three years. The tumor was diagnosed as a non-cancerous acoustic neuroma in 2006 after years of suffering painful headaches. In the interview, Watkins said that a MRI showed she had a tumor the size of a grapefruit.

Watkins explained to People what happened after she awoke from brain surgery:

 “When I awoke, I could hear and I looked normal, but then I had a sickle-cell crisis. With the pain meds and steroids, they said I kept flopping and hitting my head. They gave me IV (intravenous) fluids in order to stop it.”

“After I was released (from hospital) more than a week later, the ride to my Los Angeles apartment was like vertigo to the 10th power. I had to sit up in bed for two months. They propped me up, but I kept sliding down, which made my head swell. It was so painful. At one point, fluid poured out of my nose.”

“I was readmitted (to hospital). I couldn’t walk or really see. I heard screeching noises. They said, ‘We may have to cut you open again…’ I prayed and the fluid stopped.”

The setback in her recovery became so bad, Watkins was left unable to speak for months: “In rehab, I had to relearn how to walk and how to say my ABCs.”

The recovery was a success for Tionne Watkins because she became a celebrity contestant on “The Apprentice” and was recently seen enjoying lunch and conversation with good friend Kandi of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta.

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4 comments on “Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins Of TLC Fame Reveals Life-Threatening Health Scare!
  1. Rapid Health says:

    Thanks for your info
    Nice blog

  2. Annie Smith says:

    Get serious. A brain tumor the size of a grapefruit? She would be dead. Size of a grape is more likely. Acoustic neuromas are SLOW GROWING tumors. An AN that is 3cm (a bit more than an inch) is considered LARGE.

    • Tracey Ricks Foster says:

      I live in Florida and have seen grapefruits up close; they come in a variety of sizes. Not just the size that we see at the Supermarket. T-Boz did say that she had been experiencing severe migraines for years. That speaks to the slow growth of a tumor. There are numerous documented cases where tumors have lived in the brain at this enormous size. Other parts of the body as well. Watching Discovery Health and TLC shows have definitely alerted us to the fact that the impossible and unlikely can and does happen in the human body.

      Thanks for your comment, Anne! Keep on reading The Kaleidoscope Factor.

  3. Danny says:

    Dang t boz iz a strong woman. Battled wit sickle cells all her life then a brain tumor.

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