Reviewed by Nieca Goldberg, M.D.In 1994, iconic singer Patti LaBelle lived every performer’s worst nightmare — she collapsed on stage in front of thousands of fans. LaBelle attributed her fall to exhaustion until she learned she had Type 2 diabetes.
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