Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins for two decades hasn been part of Atlanta’s TLC, a trio who had a raft of huge hits in the 1990s including “Unpretty,” “No Scrubs” and “Waterfalls.”
But since Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes died in 2002, T-Boz has had more than her fair share of financial, personal and medical problems. The worst of it: a life-threatening brain tumor in 2007 which caused her to lose part of her hearing, her sight and her balance. She divorced and filed for bankruptcy protection a second time in late 2011.
T-Boz, who has chronic sickle cell anemia, said she has flareups which makes it tough for her to tour. But she said she’s healthy and ready to get back whole hog into the music business to “reinvent” herself. So it’s time to do a reality program, debuting on TLC called “Totally T-Boz.” It’s more like a test run given that TLC committed to just four one-hour programs starting Tuesday at 8 p.m.
The premise: she