Fantasia's Reality Check
Fantasia finally saw a doctor after the curtain closed on her Broadway run. Two benign tumors were discovered on her vocal chords. "He told me, 'We've got to take these off, and it might be a chance where you might not be able to sing like you used to,'" she says.
The surgery was a success. "I couldn't work or sing for six weeks," she says. "But I'm good as gold now."