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Chaka Khan Speaks of Her Struggles With Addiction

on Friday, 11 May 2012. Posted in Celebrities, Voices in Recovery, Breaking News

Chaka Khan Speaks of Her Struggles With Addiction

Chaka Khan stuns fans with her new look, having lost 60 pounds, and her new outlook on life. According to, this Grammy Award winning artist has been speaking out about her past struggles with alcohol and drugs. She also struggled with her weight, being diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure.

Chaka's friends say she has undergone a profound spiritual change, as well. The ten-time Grammy winner joined David Foster and Friends at the Kennedy Center Spring Gala in Washington, DC last Sunday to raise money for arts education. The previous night, Chaka sold out the historic Howard Theatre. Her performance was described as electrifying, and the Washington Post's headline reviewing the show read, "Chaka takes the crowd through fire." During the concert, Chaka shared some of her past with the audience, as she described some of her desperate days struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. She recounts the pleas from her daughter and her mother, which eventually lead her to the path of recovery. TV and raise personality, Travis Smiley, said of Chaka's show, "Tonight's concert was a spiritual experience."

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