Patti Reveals What She Forever Regrets Doing To Dying Sister On Her Deathbed

Posted On : February 25, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 03: Patti LaBelle performs at PBS's 2014 A CAPITOL FOURTH rehearsals at U.S. Capitol, West Lawn on July 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capitol Concerts)
(Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

Many may know that Labelle sadly lost all three of her sisters- Vivian, Barbara, and Jackie- before their 44th birthdays to cancer. But what’s widely unknown is that Patti revealed, in her book Don’t Make Excuses, that she did something to her sister, Jackie, that she’ll forever regret: She denied her of her dying wish. Check out the book excerpts below:

PATTI ON WHAT SHE DID TO HER SISTER

Patti Labelle with her sister, Jackie (Ebony Magazine)
Patti Labelle with her sister, Jackie (Ebony Magazine)

“I SAID ‘NO'”

Patti Labelle: Most people have no idea why it has become so important to me to reach out to so many others. I say “yes” every chance I get now because once when it really, really mattered, I said “no.”

It was such a little thing that my sister asked of me. I’ve done much bigger things for perfect strangers. And anyway, how long would it have taken me to do it- fifteen, twenty minutes, tops? But I said “no.” … There wasn’t a good reason. […] I just didn’t want to do it. I had been going back and forth to the hospital for days and I finally had a quiet moment at home to relax. That’s when the phone rang. It was my sister. She wanted me to do her a favor. The chemotherapy treatments had made her so sick she didn’t want to touch and of that hospital food…

THE CONVERSATION FROM SISTER’S DEATH BED

UNITED STATES - JULY 13: JFK STADIUM Photo of Patti LABELLE and LIVE AID, Patti LaBelle performing on stage at Live Aid (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns)
(Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns)

“Please, Patsy,” she [Jackie] said. “I’m hungry- hungry for one of your egg sandwiches. It’s the only thing I have a taste for. Will you make it for me?”

‘Now?’ I asked. ‘Do you have to have it this minute? i don’t feel like it right now. I’m tired. I’ll make it later.”

After that phone call my sister got worse. Much worse. And later never came. She was on a respirator and in and out of consciousness. Days after that call, she died. The thought kept tormenting me- that I refused to do one thing she asked of me, the one thing that could have given my sister a small amount of pleasure as she was about to leave this world. – Patti Labelle

SEE THE HEARTWRENCHING THING PATTI HAD TO DO THE DAY AFTER HER SISTER’S FUNERAL>>>

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