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Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge

Rock singer Melissa Etheridge – Comments related to actress Angelina Jolie’s recent health decision may have gotten Melissa Etheridge into some hot water, but the singer says she didn’t mean to be critical or judgmental.The flap arose after actor Brad Pitt, a longtime Etheridge friend, characterized fiancee Jolie’s decision to have both breasts and ovaries […]

Rock singer Melissa Etheridge – Comments related to actress Angelina Jolie’s recent health decision may have gotten Melissa Etheridge into some hot water, but the singer says she didn’t mean to be critical or judgmental.The flap arose after actor Brad Pitt, a longtime Etheridge friend, characterized fiancee Jolie’s decision to have both breasts and ovaries removed as a “brave” one. Jolie tested positive for the BRCA gene, which, according to the National Cancer Institute, greatly increases the risk of a woman developing breast or ovarian cancer at a young (pre-menopausal) age. In a recent interview with the Washington Blade, Etheridge called the decision “the most fearful choice” a woman could make. Etheridge, who also has the BRCA gene, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and underwent surgery to remove the tumor, followed by chemotherap. (more http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130705/LIFE/130709836/-1/ENTERTAIN)

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