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Singer Chaka Khan and sister enter rehab after Prince’s death

11 July 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – R&B and funk singer Chaka Khan reportedly decided to get herself into a rehabilitation center following the death of music legend, Prince.

The 63-year-old Grammy-winning songstress and her sister, Yvonne Stevens also known as Taka Boom, have entered a rehabilitation program in order to treat their addictions to prescription drugs. It has been reported that the cause of death of Prince was fentanyl overdose. Fentanyl is an opioid painkiller. He was 57 when he passed away at his Paisley Park studios in April.

Khan is best known for her song “Tell Me Something Good” and her cover of the hits “I Feel For You” and “I’m Every Woman.” According to multiple reports, Khan has admitted that she has been battling addiction same to the opioid painkiller that led to Prince’s death and so she decided to get help as early as possible. A representative for Khan also said that the singer has been dependent on prescription pain medication and entered the rehabilitation program voluntarily in order to get healthy and stay healthy.

It is unclear, however, why her sister is joining her but Khan said in a statement that they both agreed to take the journey together as well as support each other.

Reports claim that Prince was addicted to painkillers and a day before his death, he was set to meet a doctor specializing in addiction. The singer, however, never showed up so the son of the doctor went on to check on him leading to the discovery of his body on the elevator of his estate.

Khan and Prince have been very good friends in the past as they have collaborated on music and performed together for numerous times.

Due to the rehabilitation program that Khan has decided to enter, she will have to cancel some of her concert dates such as in Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock , California. The California concert was supposed to take place this Wednesday.

She shared in a statement, “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. 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.”