Following her operation, Dolly didn’t cope well with the fact that conceiving naturally had been snatched away from her.
“It was an awful time for me,” Dolly told Closer. “Every day I thought, ‘I wish I had the nerve to kill myself.’
“Suddenly I was a middle-aged woman. I went through a dark time, until I made myself snap out of it.”
Coming to peace with her childless position, Dolly told Billboard: “Now that Carl [her husband] and I are older, we often say, ‘Aren’t you glad we didn’t have kids? Now we don’t have kids to worry about.”