Natalie Cole is recovering at home after undergoing a successful kidney transplant.
The singer checked out of the hospital on Sunday (24May09), and was expected on Monday (25May09) to attend a private family memorial service for her sister Carol 'Cookie' Cole.
Her adopted sibling, who was raised as her sister but was actually a cousin, died from lung cancer on the same day the star underwent her life-saving operation.
Cole's representative tells, "Natalie is continuing to do well under the circumstances."