Melissa Etheridge is at home in California recovering from two operations to treat breast cancer.
Etheridge, 43, said on her Web site that a tumor and lymph nodes were removed, and that she’ll have chemotherapy next. She canceled upcoming tour dates to undergo treatment.
“I still have both of my breasts and whether I will keep them is a bridge I have to cross later,” she said. “What an unexpected journey this is.”
The singer is still planning to shoot a pilot for ABC in which she plays a gay music teacher.
Etheridge and actress Tammy Lynn Michaels held a commitment ceremony in September 2003. The musician, who lives in Los Angeles, shares custody of a daughter and son with former partner Julie Cypher, who had the children through artificial insemination using a sperm donation from rocker David Crosby.
Her latest album, “Lucky,” was released in February.