The Medicine Show, Etheridge’s 15th studio album, arrived April 12th. The LP deals with Etheridge’s attitude toward her own well-being and the use of marijuana, a stance that echoes her longtime advocacy for pot legalization.
Etheridge also sat down with CBS This Morning for an interview where she discussed performing at the Grammys while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.
“I was afraid that people would think I was dying,” Etheridge said of the comeback performance.
“When I walked onstage at the Grammys, I hadn’t been in public in three months, I hadn’t been anywhere. I didn’t know what was going to happen… I felt this huge wave the minute I got onstage. I didn’t have as much energy as I usually have, because I was on chemo and I just had radiation that day. I just stood there in one place and saved it all for that last scream.”