Siedah Garrett Announces That She is Suffering From MS

by VVN Music

Siedah Garrett, the singer and songwriter who sang I Just Can't Stop Loving You with Michael Jackson and wrote his hit Man in the Mirror with Glen Ballard, has said that she is suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.

At Friday night's Race to Erase MS Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, Garrett took the stage and said "I am coming out tonight. Five years ago I was diagnosed with MS."

While Garrett was diagnosed with the disease in 2012, she has kept it private while continuing to perform. On Friday, she went on to perform Man in the Mirror and her new single Carry On which she sang with David Foster, Shawn Hook, Olivia Keegan, David Osmond and Trevis Brendmoe.

Later in the evening, she told Billboard that she was taken by surprise with the diagnosis as she was older than the vast majority of those who are diagnosed but, after consideration, she realized that she had been having subtle symptoms for some time.

After collaborating with Jackson, Garrett went on to work on a number of Quincy Jones' albums and worked in television including a stint as the host of America's Top 10. She has also worked with Madonna, doing backing vocals on the True Blue album and singing backup on her Re-Invention Tour. She also wrote four songs for the animated feature Rio.

In April, she released the single G.H.E.T.T.O. (Greatness Happens Even Though Their is Oppression) Featuring Common.

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