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Melissa Etheridge gives moving speech as she gets well-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to Grammy and Oscar winner Melissa Etheridge who received her star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame this week – just a few weeks after another openly gay star, Neil Patrick Harris, received his.

“It’s going to be here forever. So like, after the Zombie Apocalypse, they’re going to come here and they’re going to dig up Hollywood and they’re going to see my name,” Melissa joked at the ceremony.

The star, whose hit singles include Come to My Window and I’m the Only One, felt that at 50 perhaps she was too young for such sidewalk immortality.

“It’s been an amazing journey and it continues to be an amazing journey,” she told the crowd. “I feel kind of young to have this happen but I’ll take it, it’s great.”

A breast cancer survivor, Etheridge added: “Let my life have been an inspiration to anyone – gay, straight, breast cancer, woman, mother, any human being who receives the inspiration from my story. Let that be because if nothing else, to show the world that you can have a dream. That you can grow up in a small Midwestern town and believe and desire and create a life and end up with your star on the Walk of fame in Hollywood Boulevard. Believe in your dreams, my friends, believe, because they do come true and they’re beautiful.”

Congratulations to this great artist!

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