Chaka Khan: I’m Addicted to the Same Drug That Killed Prince…

Chaka Khan Addicted To Fentanyl , Same Drug That Killed Prince

First Prince, now Chaka Khan…

Chaka Khan is addicted to prescription drugs and says Prince’s death helped her with the decision of entering rehab.  The 63-year-old ten-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist confessed that she is now taking treatment for the same drug that killed Prince. A recent autopsy confirmed that the drug was the opioid painkiller Fentanyl, which provoked an overdose.

Representatives for Chaka Khan officially released a statement on her website that reads…

”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 commence all performances beginning August 1st and onward.”

Khan says…

“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.”

Both Khan and her sister Yvonne Stevens, have entered the rehabilitation program together, as both are addicted to the prescription drug and they agreed that they would ”take this journey together and support each other through the recovery.”

Khan added…

“The tragic death of Prince has had us both rethinking and reevaluating our lives and priorities,” she said. “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.”

On Twitter Khan tweeted a post thanking everyone for their well wishes.

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(Image by Eric Chan, Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

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