Prayers Up: Roberta Flack Rushed To Hospital From Apollo Theater

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Prayers Up: Roberta Flack Rushed To Hospital From Apollo Theater

The legendary singer was just about to be honored.

Published April 21, 2018

Music legend Roberta Flack was rushed to the hospital from the Apollo Theater on Friday night after falling ill.

She was set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jazz Foundation of America during a benefit concert.

According to People, Flack, 81, was taken to the hospital as she didn't feel well, but is, luckily, "doing fine" at the moment.

"She suffered a stroke a few years ago," her rep told the publication, at the time. "She didn't feel well so it was best to take her to the hospital. She's doing fine but is being kept overnight for observation."

TMZ later reported that while Flack was able to walk off the stage without any assistance, an ambulance was required to take her to a hospital in Harlem, New York.

While the "Killing Me Softly" singer has officially checked out of the hospital, doctors are still running tests to figure out why she fell ill during the show at the historic Apollo Theater. The doctors reportedly want to ensure that this incident is not connected to her 2016 stroke.

We're relieved to know she is well and back on her feet again.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)


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