Musician Melissa Etheridge, breast cancer
survivor, has taken her recovery in stride with humor.
In Los Angeles recently she joked about being known as “that gay singer with cancer” in one of many personal appearances.
In an article on PlanetOut.com Etheridge said, “It’s perfectly all right.”
She dedicated three songs from her CD for cancer research and funding and recently taped a Lifetime cable special.
Recently performing in California, she performed Tom Petty’s version of “Refugee” and “I Run For Life” from her new album. She performed and served as executive producer of the special.
Etheridge had no hair when she sang at The Grammys in February, belting out “Piece of My Heart” by the late Janis Joplin but that didn’t stop her from giving a rousing performance.
Etheridge has also recently partnered with Safeway Supermarkets to raise awareness for breast cancer.
Her Life Magazine and photo shoot story aired on “Entertainment Tonight” on Oct.10th.
The issue will be out on Oct. 14th.
On Oct. 19th she will perform on “Women Rule” Concert Series on “Good Morning America.”
There will be screening and listening parties celebrating all across the country Oct. 18th to celebrate the release of her CD Deluxe Set in stores.