When Denise Matthews (formerly Vanity) was shooting heroin, one night she had severe heart palpations, she thought she was going to die and promised GOD if he let her survive she would dedicate her life to him. She survived and is now a respected evangelist but the heroin abuse took it’s toll. It affected her eyesight and her hearing and she has kidney dialysis twice a week.
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Denise Matthews (formerly Vanity) is so far removed from her old lifestyle that she doesn't accept royalty or residual payments from music (Vanity 6) or payment from her TV/film work.