Aside from her incredible voice and hit songs, the one thing we all love about Chaka Khan is that she always keeps it 100. We don’t know about you, but we clutched the pearls a bit while when we saw Chaka Khan (played by her daughter) offering Miki Howard drugs in Love Under New Management. Maybe we shouldn’t have been delicate, because Chaka Khan has been very upfront about her past drug abuse and publicly celebrated her sobriety for alcohol and hard drugs in 2005.
Sadly, newsone.com reports that the “I’m Every Woman” singer cancelled a show over the week and has admitted herself into a rehab program over prescription pills.
In 2013, after battling a similar fight with prescription pills, Khan said “When and if necessary, I will seek alternative methods and traditional treatment to stay ahead of any potential problem. So many are not here today, and have lost this battle with addiction. Because these medications are legal, their abuse is often unknown—until it’s too late. If not handled they are a silent killer.”
We know Chaka will be back stronger and more healthy, but keep the queen in your thoughts and prayers today.