Soul veteran Patti Labelle gave fans an unforgettable performance late last month (APR04), because her voice was in such bad shape.

The LADY MARMALADE singer decided to press ahead with the show even though she was aware she had a throat problem - and her fans appreciated her all the same.

She says, "I was really messed up like two weeks ago with no voice, but I had to perform. I said to the audience before I opened my mouth, 'Whatever voice God gives me tonight, you're gonna get it,' and baby was it bad!

"But they didn't care. They knew that I'm human. I go through changes, honey. They accepted it."

13/05/2004 09:13