The Herald Sun reports that after 500,000 singles sales in Australia behind her, Delta Goodrem was about to hit the U.S. before being struck with Hodgkin’s disease. “I’ve always felt drawn to releasing my music in America,” Goodrem said. Last year she had a meeting with the then Sony super-boss, Tommy Mottola. “It was just amazing,” she said of the meeting. The singer had been hampered with success in the UK due to her refusal to remove her clothes, and instead let her music to the talking. “I felt there wasn’t a need for it and that doesn’t feel right for me,” she said.