The ongoing recession is not only effecting regular people, but celebrities as well. We sadly have to report that TLC songbird Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins has filed for bankruptcy after finding herself owing $768, 643 to creditors, reports TMZ.

 

Most of her debt is from delinquent mortgage payments on her $1.2 million Atlanta mansion. According to court documents filed in October, it seems that the R&B singer is not blowing her money on materialistic things. She brings in $11,700 month in income and has expenses totaling $8,821.

T-Boz also claims that she is owed $250,000 in child support payments for her daughter Chase Rolison by her ex-husband, rapper Mack 10. Despite a successful career as a member of the '90s R&B trio TLC that includes several No. 1 hit singles, the 41-year-old singer claims she only earns $1,200 a month in royalties.

Outside of her financial hardship, T-Boz recently appeared on CNN to discussed her medical scare when doctors told her that she had a non-cancerous brain tumor. Surgeons were able to successfully remove the cancer but she now suffers from vertigo. "I've been through a lot with sickle-cell, but my recovery from the brain tumor was the hardest thing," she said. "I’m proud of myself for seeing this through and to be here for my daughter. You have to make a commitment to yourself and that was important to me."

We wish T-Boz all the best and hope she can recover from this financially. That $250,000 child-support check could come in handy right now.