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Chaka Khan enters rehab for prescription drug addiction

Says Prince's death was motivation.

Artist // Facebook

Chaka Khan is heading to rehab to combat an addiction to the same drug that killed fellow musician Prince.

The singer announced her decision via a statement released to the Associated Press and cited the death of the Purple One as her motivation. She will be joined in rehab by her sister, Yvonne Stevens.

It read, "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. The tragic death of Prince has had us both rethinking and re-evaluating 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."

Prince was found dead of an overdose of fentanyl, an opioid painkiller, on April 21 in his Minnesota home.

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