Many physicians refused to remove the tumor due to her sickle-cell-related complications, leaving her alternatives grim.
Ultimately, she underwent surgery at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
The successful group sold more than 65 million records. The role of Watkins was portrayed by actress/singer Drew Sidora in Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story.In addition, she has been a featured vocalist on such songs as: "Ghetto Love" with Da Brat, "Changes" with Society of Soul, "He Say She Say" with Keith Sweat, "Different Times" with Raphael Saadiq and "Be Somebody" with Paula Cole.Watkins has worked as an actress, appearing in Hype Williams' 1998 film Belly.____ GIRL GROUP ETIQUETTE When TLC debuted in the early '90s, the industry was jam-packed with girl groups. Chilli says one of the keys to a successful girl group is not going "into a group knowing that you want to be a solo artist." "If you end up going solo that's fine, but don't go in there like, 'I'm just going to use this as my platform,'" she added. And you do, too." ____ LEFT EYE NEVER LEFT TLC said Left Eye's spirit wasn't just in the studio while recording the new album, she's around them every day. The thought is always there, whether you're recording or not — you can't forget it," T-Boz said.Chilli also said things work smoothly for her and T-Boz because they "are exactly identical when it comes to morals and values." "'Cause I was never, even if she liked or had a crush (on a guy), hands off. Pointing to T-Boz, she added: "'Cause this one is really shy, even if she's was just like, 'I'm not going to tell him' — it doesn't matter that's like hands off. 'Well, you married now, so remember your boyfriend? Left Eye's voice — taken from an old interview — is featured on the track "Interlude" from the "TLC" album.According to entertainment reporter Viviana Vigil, a commentator in an episode of the Reelz TV series Broke & Famous, Watkins spent ,000 a month and owed 0,000 on her home despite a reported income of ,000 a month.