The things they say:

“My last sister Jackie died of cancer… and I went on to perform, and the night of her funeral, I did the video (for) If You Asked Me To, and when you see the tears in my eyes, they’re from ‘I just buried my sister that day’.” R&B icon Patti Labelle reveals the tears she shed in her 1989 promo were for real after suffering a family tragedy. The singer had previously lost her other two sisters to the disease, too.