"I can't live in that place.
"Through all my health scares I've tried to use each illness I've been gifted with - whether it was two cancers, Crohn's, or a heart condition - and ask myself what I could learn from these blessings."
The ballad star opted to undergo a double mastectomy and explained she had her breasts removed because the alternative lengthy medical treatments seemed like a "lot of effort" with no guarantees.
She said: "I could have had chemo and pills, but I tallied that all up and it just seemed like a lot of effort to try to keep my breasts and then maybe get cancer again.
"I'm not a gambler and you've got to find your own way through. This was mine."
'I'm Outta Lockdown - The 22nd Anniversary' UK & Europe dates are:
18 SEP - Switzerland, Geneva Theatre du Leman
19 SEP - Switzerland, Zurich Samsung Hall
21 SEP - Italy, Milan Teatro Arcimboldi