Chaka Khan made headlines for all the wrong reasons over the weekend.
Indeed, as reported, the legendary singer performed at Jazz In The Gardens and earned a less than favorable response from those in attendance. Even hitmaker Rico Love took to social media to express concern for the star, who he branded “drunk as hell.”
Clearly aware of the furore, the 64-year-old has responded.
Chaka’s reps issued the following statement, which was received moments ago by That Grape Juice:
“Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan has been supporting her scheduled show dates as she has been battling the flu for a number of weeks despite the doctor’s orders to cancel these shows and rest. Unfortunately Chaka not wanting to disappoint her fans has performed, while not totally 100%, and the media has been turning these difficult performances into something else. Chaka values her fans and supporters and would never do anything to jeopardize their support and love.
Under doctor’s orders Chaka will be resting for the remainder of the week until her next performance engagement in Macon, GA, Saturday, March 24th.”
Whatever’s at play here, we wish Chaka a speedy recovery.