Singer Natalie Cole has returned to work just one month after kidney failure left her fighting for her life.
The star, 58, checked herself into a New York hospital in September (08) after a setback in her battle with liver condition Hepatitis C.
Now, with help of weekly kidney dialysis, Cole is back on the road - and she insists she's happy and healthy.
She says, "I feel sturdy and strong. And my voice is still here! It's almost like a miracle because (the treatment) didn't affect my (singing).
"I've never been through anything like this. I've never been this ill. (But) I love what I do so much. I just keep going. Not much can bring me down. It feels great to be back."