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New York, NY (February 9, 2009) – Grammy® Award-winning songstress, Regina Belle, announced today that an undetected illness and two surgeries will limit her from continuing to make appearances and performances. Belle faces a long road of recovery and hopes her fans and supporters continue to understand.

Belle is coming off the smash success of her gospel project, LOVE FOREVER SHINES and has been consistently touring and promoting the Top-10 album since its release last May. Belle underwent her first of two surgeries and is recuperating successfully in her home in Atlanta.

In an open letter to her fans, Belle writes “I have had the first of two surgeries to correct my illness and because ‘GOD IS GOOD’ the first surgery went wonderfully! The healing time requires no singing or flying for a 3 month period…..my second surgery will take place in six months, and I will have another 2 month recovery period….I really believe that God heals!”

Finding personal solace in her own music, Belle commented that her inspiration for the project is simply gratefulness. She continued to talk of her gratefulness in her letter “I will continue to heal and be thankful for what God has already done, while I trust that you are prayerful and sending me well wishes. To all of my fans, pastors and churches, radio and retail, booking agents, promoters and everyone that has allowed my messages of music to go forward, thank you so much for your understanding in all of this. I Love you all and I’m working hard to get back to you!”

Your prayers, thoughts and understanding are appreciated.

The 14 spirit-filled tracks on LOVE FOREVER SHINES features the hit single, “God Is Good,”which topped the R&R and Billboard Monitor charts at its debut and continues to be a radio favorite, as well as the current single “I Call On Jesus” a duet featuring Shirley Murdock. This is the debut CD release for the re-launch of Ruben Rodriguez’ Pendulum Records, in association with Walker Davis Entertainment, distributed by Fontana. The CD is executive produced by Ruben Rodriguez, Ray J. Davis and Chris Walker.

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