Date: 04/11/01 22:15
TV host Montel Williams, diagnosed with multiple sclerosis two years ago, says the disease is insidious.
"It's one of the toughest diseases because it has its own will," Williams told The Associated Press. "If you're ever not thinking about it, it reminds with you, every single day."
Williams, 44, joins Wyclef Jean, Gloria Estefan, 98 Degrees, Bijou Phillips, Jim Belushi and others on the David Foster-produced song "Lean on Me" to raise money for multiple sclerosis research.
Nearly 3 million
Americans have been diagnosed with the degenerative nerve disease.
Destiny's Child together with Macy Gray, RB singer Brian McKnight and Donna Summer have contributed songs to a new album to raise money for multiple sclerosis sufferers.
They are all featured on new album, The Race To Erase MS: Keeping The Dream Alive.Also on the album is an all star choir featuring Wyclef Jean, 98 Degrees, Gloria Estefan, actor Jim Belushi and chat show host Montel Williams on a version of the Bill Withers' classic, Lean On Me.
Destiny's are also set to appear at the eighth annual fund raiser for MS sufferers at Los Angeles' Century Plaza Hotel on 18 May.
Montel Williams, who was diagnosed with the disease two years ago, said: 'It's one of the toughest diseases because it has its own will. If you're ever not thinking about it, it reminds you every single day.'(12 April, 2001)