Legendary singer Chaka Khan is seeking help for her addiction to prescription painkillers and will now be entering rehabilitation.
The 63-year-old, Grammy award-winning-singer cites the late Prince as her motivation to enter rehab. Prince, who tragically passed at 57 years old from an overdose of fentanyl, an opioid prescription painkiller, was a great friend of Khan’s and collaborated with her on many songs, most notably his track “I Feel For You” which ultimately garnered her a Grammy. Khan is battling with an addiction to the medication and will be entering rehab with her sister Yvonne Stevens a.k.a. Taka Boom, who is also reportedly addicted.
Khan was allegedly about to head out on tour but canceled due to her decision to treat her addiction. A rep for the singer said in a statement, “Chaka Khan has entered an addiction rehabilitation and aftercare program which will cause her to postpone all dates scheduled for the month of July,” E! News reports.
“Chaka has struggled with a dependence on prescription pain medications and has voluntarily entered the program to get healthy and stay that way. As part of the ongoing outpatient treatment the doctors have urged her to resume recording mid-July and all performances beginning August 1st and onward.”
Her most recent show was suppose to be in Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock, California on Wednesday but Khan had to cancel due to her treatment arrangements. We wish her the very best in recovery,