"I want to hopefully get stuff off my chest and inspire someone at the same time."
As one-third of multi-platinum girl group TLC, Tionne ''T-Boz'' Watkins has achieved a lot in her life. At the same time, the singer has been through quite a few things behind the scenes that many people never knew about—until now.
T-Boz is set to open up about it all in her new memoir, A Sick Life.
The book will address her battle with sickle cell anemia, stardom and drama within TLC, and the death of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.
"I want to hopefully get stuff off my chest and inspire someone at the same time. A lot of things have happened in my life that will come out in this book that a lot of people don't know about, that I've never talked about," Watkins tells PEOPLE, "There are a lot of major life changes that I'm so, so, so blessed to have experienced."
Watkins added that the book will take fans through her journey and while fans will find out more about TLC, she also hopes to shed light on sickle cell anemia. "There's a lot that people don't understand about sickle cell anemia. I want to really clear it up and hopefully give everyone a better understanding of my disease and what I really went through."
Nowadays, T-Boz is busier than ever. She and Chili, aka Rozonda Thomas, are back in the studio and last year they toured with New Kids on the Block. "My life has changed for the better in so many ways. I'm so happy right now, I can't even tell you."
A Sick Life is set for release in September 2017.
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