Chaka Khan and her sister have entered a drug rehabilitation program to battle their addictions to prescription drugs, Khan says the death of her good friend Prince helped her decide to get help with her addiction.
In a statement released Sunday, the 63-year-old singer said she has been battling an addiction to the same medication that led to Prince's death. An autopsy found that he died of an overdose of fentanyl, a powerful 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."