Natalie Cole is promoting her new CD while undergoing kidney dialysis three times a week. CNN’s Denise Quan spoke with the veteran R&B singer, who talked about challenges. “I think I went through the poor me phase. Oh pity me. I felt like I was close to death taking that Interferon when I was on hepatitis, but I almost died for real.” She now says her hepatitis is under control, and hopes to become a candidate for a kidney transplant in a couple of months. Video of the interview at Turner.com has since been removed.