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Statement: Chaka Khan is going to rehab, clarifies rumors

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Grammy winning R&B legend Chaka Khan is heading back to drug rehab for the second time in two years.  Khan's rep cancelled her performance at the California State Fair two days before she was scheduled to appear and other upcoming concert dates were also nixed.  

The death of Prince may have  inspired the 63-year-old  to get help before her condition gets out of hand. Various reports say the "Tell Me Something Good" singer is addicted to fentanyl which led to the opiod related death of her friend and music collaborator, Prince. (Kahn recorded Prince's "I Feel For You" which the late artist recorded on his debuted album in 1979.) 

Khan acknowledged a dependence on prescription pain killers, but has  a history of abusing cocaine and other recreational drugs.  Her sister Yvonne Stevens also checked  into the program with her.

The following statement was posted on singer Chaka Khan's web site on July 10 after indicates Khan will hit the stage again in August:

"Contrary to what you might have read online, here are the facts:
Representatives for Chaka Khan announced today that ten-time GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist Chaka Khan has entered an addiction rehabilitation and aftercare program which will cause her to postpone all dates scheduled for the month of July. 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."