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Donna Lewis recalls producing new album while undergoing cancer treatment

Donna Lewis released Room With a View last month

By Web Desk
May 22, 2024
Donna Lewis revisits dark days from cancer diagnosis
Donna Lewis revisits 'dark days' from cancer diagnosis

Donna Lewis recently revisited "dark days" from the time she was diagnosed with breast cancer and how she made the most out of it. 

Lewis, who recently released her album Room with a View, was first diagnosed with the disease in 2021 after having missed her mammogram during COVID.

On the 25th anniversary of her mega-hit I Love You Always Forever, the legendary songwriter and artist discovered the life-threatening disease.

The 64-year-old artist chanelled her struggles into the album, as she told People: "I kept this journal through my treatment and when [producer] Holmes Ives sent me these instrumental tracks, I was reading through my journals and these lyrics kept flooding out."

Recalling how she initially discovered the diagnosis, Lewis explained, "I did not know there was anything wrong. I felt fine. I felt no lumps. I felt nothing. It was a shock."

She admitted that the diagnosis had filled her heart with guilt, noting: "I always used to get my mammogram on a regular basis, and I missed my mammogram during COVID. 

"Of course, when I did go for my mammogram, there was something. And that word ‘cancer’ is just so frightening when you first hear it."

The singer started chemotherapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and eventually ended up getting a double mastectomy that rid her of cancer.