Melissa Etheridge and partner Tammy Lynn Michaels say they are ready to add to their family.
While Etheridge’s rep says there’s no pregnancy as of yet, the singer tells TV’s Extra that another child is “already in the works.”
The two-time Grammy winner already has two children from a previous relationship: daughter Bailey Jean, 8, and son Beckett, 6. The kids were conceived via artificial insemination, but Etheridge says this time the donor will not be friend and rock legend David Crosby. “Been there, done that,” Etheridge, 43, tells the show in an interview slated to run Wednesday night.
Etheridge adds that she’s now cancer-free and “a totally healthy person.” She says that Michaels, 31, was instrumental in her battle against cancer. “At the end of the whole thing when it was over I came home to a bouquet that said ‘in sickness and in health’ and she means it. And the love and support of someone like that is worth all the money in the world,” says Etheridge.
The singer stopped the show at last February’s Grammy Awards ceremony with her rendition of Janis Joplin’s “Piece of My Heart” – and with her shorn locks, which she lost before starting chemo.
But if Etheridge’s baldness was a startling reminder of the breast cancer she was diagnosed with last fall, her high spirits were an indication of how well she was recuperating, PEOPLE reported.
“I’m feeling great,” Etheridge said at the time. After having two lumpectomies in one breast at the end of October, she completed a two-month course of chemotherapy at the end of December. She followed with radiation treatments a few times a week that ran through the end of March.