Dolly Parton is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, business woman and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music.

It was during a 35 date tour of the US and Canada in 1982, when she was 36, that she was taken in to hospital to have a partial hysterectomy due to endometriosis.

Dolly later faced a period of depression and suicidal thoughts from not being able to have children.

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