Chaka Khan has been released from rehab after checking herself in for a prescription drug addiction back in early July of this year. The Grammy-Award winning soul singer took to her Twitter to announce her departure and promote for her upcoming show in Atlanta.
— Chaka Khan (@ChakaKhan) July 29, 2016
Earlier last month Chaka announced she would be heading to rehab after canceling a show for the California State Fair, and admitted that the untimely death of her good friend Prince served as a wake-up call for her addiction. She has admitted addiction to fentanyl and opiod painkillers.
“Unfortunately, I will miss concert appearances over the summer. However, it’s vital that I put my health and well-being first. I know that I am disappointing some of my fans, but I also know they would want me to recover and be well and healthy.”
The 63-year-old singer didn’t take the step alone, her sister Yvonne Stevens, known as Taka Boom, checked in to rehab with her so they make the steps to a healthy life together.
“agreed we would take this journey together and support each other through the recovery. The tragic death of Prince has had us both rethinking and reevaluating our lives and priorities. We knew it was time to take action to save our lives. My sister and I would like to thank everyone for their support, love and prayers.”
Congrats on your release and recovery, Chaka.