Chaka Khan Drunk On Stage, Was She on Drugs or Just Sick? Find Out!


Was Chaka Khan Drunk On Stage during the Verzuz battle? Fans strongly felt that she was under the influence during her performance. Here is what we know about her illness so far. 

Khan is an American singer, musician, and songwriter, who began her career in the 70s as the lead vocalist of the band Rufus. She is known as the “Queen of Funk” and has won ten Grammy Awards. In 2016, she got ranked as the 65th most successful dance artist of all time.

Chaka was the first R&B artist to have a crossover hit and has sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide. Khan, whose real name is Yvette Marie Stevens, has sung at the 2000 Republican and Democratic conventions. With over five decades of career, she sings R&B, Jazz, gospel, soul, and disco.

Chaka Khan Drunk On Stage: What Happened?

Khan seemed to be drunk and intoxicated in the Verzuz battle. She was performing with Stephanie Mills in the battle.

She was behaving awkwardly on stage and was slurring the words. Stephanie had to take care of Chaka on the stage despite the ongoing R&B battle. She had to remind Khan which song she was getting ready to sing. Several people on Twitter believe that she was under the influence and was not in the right state to perform.

Previously, Chaka struggled with alcoholism and drug abuse. She used heroin and cocaine for a long time before ending it in the early 1990s. Khan also had an on-and-off struggle with alcohol abuse till the early 2000s. She declared herself sober in 2005.

After the news of Prince’s death, she planned on changing something in her life. In July 2016, she went into the rehabilitation center to battle her addiction to prescription drugs.

Chaka Khan Husband And Kids Details Revealed

Chaka has been married two times. She got married to her first husband, Hassan Khan, in 1970. Khan was just 17 years old when she got married, and the marriage ended in divorce after a while.

She married her second husband, Richard Holland, in 1976. Richard filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences in 1980. 

Khan has two kids, Damien Holland and Milini Khan. Her daughter, Milini, was a result of her relationship with Rahsaan Morris. Her son, Damien, was born in 1979 during her marriage to Richard Holland. 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Chaka’s net worth is $30 million.

Is Chaka Khan Sick? Illness Revealed

In 2011, Khan was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. She successfully battled against type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure by losing 27 kg or 60 pounds, reports

She went on a vegan diet to fight against the illness. Chaka was sick for a while, but she cut down dairy and meat from her diet and started with a four-month juicing diet before she went back to solid food.

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Last Modified: November 19, 2021

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