May 20, 2009— Natalie Cole underwent kidney transplant surgery yesterday at Cedars- Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and is resting comfortably. The kidney came from a deceased organ donor through the regional organ procurement agency, One Legacy. Ms. Cole has been receiving kidney dialysis three times a week since September, often at hospital locations around the world as she continued her world tour in support of her current double Grammy winning CD, “Still Unforgettable.”
Ms. Cole’s physicians have advised her to postpone her summer tour dates as she recuperates for the next three to four months. Further information about the re-scheduled dates will be available shortly.