When CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story first hit VH1 back in October, fans of the iconic '90s girl group were reminded of the greatness that was T-Boz, Left Eye, and Chilli. And while the movie goes into detail about the group's rise to fame, financial downfall, and the tragic passing of Lisa Lopes, it doesn't cover what happened to T-Boz and Chilli in the years that followed.
Wetpaint Entertainment teamed up with Viggle when the biopic replayed on December 26 to see how well you know Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins these days. When we asked what health scare the singer-songwriter overcame in 2006, only 48 percent of Viggle LIVE! users were aware that T-Boz suffered from a nonmalignant brain tumor, which she had surgically removed immediately after the shocking diagnosis.
Surprisingly, T-Boz — who also suffers from sickle cell anemia — managed to keep her brain tumor hidden from the media for years, finally revealing the details of her difficult post-surgery rehabilitation to People magazine in 2009.
"In rehab, I had to relearn how to walk and how to say my ABCs," she revealed. "I can relate to deaf people. You think you're saying 'where' but your mouth goes 'whaa.'"
It was a long road to recovery, but nowadays T-Boz is back on her feet and feeling better than ever. In fact, she spent the entire summer performing for fans throughout the United States to celebrate TLC's 20th anniversary, and even released a new compilation album this past October, including the group's new track "Meant to Be."
"It's an everyday thing … trying to eat better, finding the right regimens," the 43-year old told Dr. Oz in October. "But so far I've been doing good."
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