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The singer recalls her first public outing after brain tumor surgery and how she handled people's reactions.  

Sydney Scott
Jan, 24, 2017

People are often quick to make judgments without knowing the full story. And, in this case, the story behind a simple picture is more than meets the eye.

TLC's T-Boz, aka Tionne Watkins, recently shared a throwback photo on Instagram in which she can be seen rocking a large pair of sunglasses. 

"Story Behind This Picture! This Was My 1st Public Outing After My Brain Tumor Surgery!" she wrote. "It was a Gala! And my family and friends were like u can't hide in the house forever! But my speech was still off I couldn't form some words still...nor could I blink with my right eye! So I remained quiet and wore glasses!"

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The singer stated that it took three years for her to heal from the surgery and felt strong enough to leave the house for the event. However, when she arrived in her sunglasses people immediately began to talk, "I remb people saying 'Why Does She Have On Shades At A Gala' And I was thinking heffa you HV no idea what it took for me to just stand here and breathe!!!!"

It just goes to show, never judge a book by its cover and never assume that you know what's going on in someone's life. We're happy T-Boz recovered from the surgery and was able to continue to bless us with her presence.