Cher on Son Chaz Bono: I Still Forget to Call Her a "Him"

Cher and Chaz Bono (Getty Images)
Cher and Chaz Bono (Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBS) Pop icon Cher is speaking out about her son Chaz Bono, who underwent  gender reassignment surgery last year.

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In the December issue of Vanity Fair magazine, the 66-year-old superstar commends her son, formerly called Chastity, for the way he handled the whole situation.

"If I woke up tomorrow in a guy's body, I would just kick and scream and cry and f------ rob a bank, because I cannot see myself as anything but who I am -- a girl," she said to the magazine's West Coast editor, Krista Smith. "I would not take it as well as Chaz  has. I couldn't imagine it."

Cher also admits that she's still struggling to refer to Bono, 41, by the correct gender.

"She's a very smart girl--boy! This is where I get into trouble," she said. "My pronouns are f----d. I still don't remember to call her 'him.'"

Cher will soon be seen on the big screen in "Burlesque," alongside pop singer Christina Aguilera.