COVER STORY: PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL EXCLUSIVE; LEGENDARY SALSA SINGER CELIA CRUZ BATTLES...

COVER STORY: PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL EXCLUSIVE; LEGENDARY SALSA SINGER CELIA CRUZ BATTLES BRAIN CANCER

Salsa's Biggest Talent Tells All in PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL'S April Issue on Sale Monday, March 3


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New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–February 26, 2003–In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL, legendary Salsa singer Celia Cruz speaks up for the very first time about her life-threatening illness and how she prepares for her survival.

The four-time Grammy winner shares with PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL the intimate details of her devastating diagnosis and clears up the many speculations surrounding her hospitalization and surgery back in December 2002. Although the news comes as a shock to her family, friends and devoted fans, the singer maintains a positive attitude. “I have not shed a single tear,” says Cruz from her townhouse in Fort Lee, New Jersey, where she is currently recuperating.

With a successful musical career that spans more than 50 years, the musical icon says retirement is not an option. “God is the only one who will decide when I can no longer perform,” Cruz declares. 78 albums and counting, she is scheduled to begin working on her third album with her new record label, Sony Music this spring.

All this and much more in the April issue of PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL.

PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL was launched in 1998 and today is the best-selling Hispanic magazine in the United States. Each month, the publication reaches nearly four million readers with an exciting editorial mix of Hispanic and mainstream entertainment coverage, fashion and beauty service editorial and compelling human-interest stories. A true pioneer in Hispanic print, PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL is committed to recognizing the value, contributions and impact of Hispanics in the United States.

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PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL

Lauren Kuschner/212-522-4130

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Elvis Lizardo/212-522-9658

COVER STORY: PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL EXCLUSIVE; LEGENDARY SALSA SINGER CELIA CRUZ BATTLES BRAIN CANCER