Tanya Tucker shares her secrets to look & feel stunning at 60
Country-music legend Tanya Tucker opens up to FIRST about her fight for her health and how she came out the other side slimmer, happier and more radiant than ever at age 60
Tanya Tucker may be the picture of vitality now, but it took a long, hard battle for the “Delta Dawn” singer to get here. Two years ago, after struggling for months with debilitating fatigue, Tanya was diagnosed with Epstein-Barr virus and a host of other health issues. “I had been to every doctor trying to find out what was wrong with me,” she recalls. ”Finally, I went to this gal in town. She took my blood and came back and said, ‘Yikes, you have fibromyalgia. You have Hashimoto’s. You are low on vitamin D. Your thyroid and hormones are completely screwed up.’ It was really hard to do anything—especially for someone like me who is known for having so much energy.”
That diagnosis started Tanya on a journey back to health. “I’m on a lot of supplements now,” she notes. “My doctors say I’m just a walking experiment because what works for me might not work for someone else. It’s a hunt-andpeck, but I’m a lot better.”
As Tanya’s symptoms have cleared, she’s gotten back to doing what she loves most: performing for her fans. “I see the light at the end of the tunnel and I think there’s great things coming,” cheers Tanya. And to keep up her positive outlook while on her current tour, Tanya Tucker’s North American Tour, she relies on these smart tips!