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    Jul. 10, 2016 8:27 PM EDT
    NEW YORK (AP) — Chaka Khan and her sister have entered a drug rehabilitation program to battle their addictions to prescription drugs, and Khan says the death of her good friend Prince helped hasten her decision to get help.In a statement released to The Associated Press Sunday, 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.
    "Unfortunately, I will miss concert appearances over the summer," she said. "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."

    A rep for Khan added that she will be able to resume recording in mid-July and will be back on tour on Aug. 1.

    Khan has entered an intensive rehabilitation and aftercare program with sister, Yvonne Stevens, also known as Taka Boom.
    Khan said the pair "agreed we would take this journey together and support each other through the recovery."
    "The tragic death of Prince has had us both rethinking and reevaluating our lives and priorities. 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."
    Khan covered Prince's song "I Feel For You," which became one of her biggest hits. The two were longtime friends.

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    Poor Chaka...I thought that she was doing better. She had lost so much weight and I thought she had given up drugs ages ago.
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    Chaka, I feel for you.
    FUCK YOU AND GIVE ME MY GODDAMN VENTI TWO PUMP LIGHT WHIP MOCHA YOU COCKSUCKING WHORE BEFORE I PUNCH YOU IN THE MOUTH. I just get unpleasant in my car. - Deej

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    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    Poor Chaka...I thought that she was doing better. She had lost so much weight and I thought she had given up drugs ages ago.
    Me, too. I will say that as extensive as her history is with substances, she looks freaking fantastic at 63.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greysfang View Post
    Chaka, I feel for you.

    I had to scroll back to see who posted this after I guffawed. I was positive it would be Mo. Well done.

    Good for you, Chaka. Get better soon.
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    the 63-year-old Grammy-winning singer said she has been battling an addiction to the same medication that led to Prince's death

    how are these people getting this medication? it seems like something so strong should be monitored more closely.
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    Good for her and her sister. Hopefully more people will wake up like she did and seek help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fgg View Post
    how are these people getting this medication? it seems like something so strong should be monitored more closely.
    Bottom feeders with connections to the medical and pharmaceutical industries...pair them up to folks with disposable income and an addiction...you've got problems.
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    Remember that poster gold dust or something? She was always going on about her fentanyl.
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    Love me some Chaka. Hopes she tells me something good soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greysfang View Post
    Remember that poster gold dust or something? She was always going on about her fentanyl.
    I remember ​.

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    I hope Chaka get's past this. It's her second try, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fgg View Post
    how are these people getting this medication? it seems like something so strong should be monitored more closely.
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    She seems pretty honest and forthright about what she's going through. Unlike some of the other celebs who have predeceased her.

    I still get chills every time I hear this song come on:

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    Freaking love that song.
    I am going to come and burn the fucking house down... but you will blow me first."

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