Chaka Khan Enters Rehab For Prescription Drug Addiction

chaka khan coverGrammy award winning R&B singer Chaka Khan is canceling her July performances in order to focus on her health, according to her website.

The 63-year-old singer will enter into a drug rehabilitation program. Chaka has struggled with a dependence on prescription pain medications and has voluntarily entered the program to get healthy and stay that way,” a message to fans on Khan’s website said Sunday.

The statement went on to read, “As part of the ongoing outpatient treatment the doctors have urged her to resume recording mid-July and commence all performances beginning August 1st and onward.”

photo from chaka khan instagram

(photo courtesy of Chaka Khan Instagram)

The 63-year-old Grammy-winning singer said she has been battling an addiction to the same medication that led to Prince’s death. Prince was found dead at his Minnesota home April 21. An autopsy found he died of an overdose of fentanyl, a powerful opioid painkiller.