Washington, August 4: Dolly Parton has admitted that she went through a "dark time" in her life when she found out that she could never have children.
Parton, 65, who has been married to Carl Dean for 45 years, underwent a partial hysterectomy after she collapsed on stage at the age of 36.
The singer admits she struggled a lot to come to terms with the reality that she could never have a family of her own.
"Suddenly I was a middle-aged woman. I went through a dark time, until I made myself snap out of it," Contactmusic quoted her as saying. (ANI)