Substance abuse and the entertainment industry seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly! The number of celebrities who have used, and/or died from substance abuse, is staggering! Thankfully, many of them have the sense and strength to know they need help. Legendary singer, Chaka Khan is one of them. Apparently Chaka has canceled her California State Fair appearance for this upcoming week to go to rehab “…to get healthy and stay that way.”
A spokeswoman for the State Fair has announced Jody Watley and Shallamar will be taking her place.
“We are extremely disappointed Chaka Khan canceled because we knew how much the community was looking forward to it, yet at the same time we wish her the best in her health and full recovery,” Alkhas said in a statement. “We are very excited to announce that Jody Watley and Shalamar will be replacing her. They will bring a high-energy performance that our guests will love.”
We definitely wish Chaka the best in her recovery and are saddened to know she is still dealing with substance abuse. As you may know she was in rehab years before for using cocaine. It was shown on TV One’s Love Under New Management: The Micki Howard Story that the two of them would get high together and that Chaka turned her on to drugs. Let’s make sure we are all offering up our prayers. Addiction is a juggernaut of a problem to defeat!