Soul legend Chaka Khan has lost upwards of 60 pounds, and has been wowing audiences everywhere lately. Those close to the singer say she has a different outlook on life ever since being sober from alcohol and drugs for nearly eight years.
Publicly struggling with her weight and silently battling high blood pressure and diabetes, the singer made drastic diet and lifestyle changes, and is now free of those maladies. She recently performed at the Howard Theater attended by devoted fans. April Ellington (Duke Ellington’s granddaughter) was in attendance, and commented on Chaka’s performance saying, “Chaka is in absolutely fine voice. She looks better than ever.”
In other news regarding the seasoned diva, reports have surfaced that Ms. Khan has asked to fill one of the two judge spots on the Simon Cowell’s X-Factor. Previously filled by Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, Chaka allegedly reached out to the producers of the show saying she would make the perfect judge.
With over 40 years of industry experience, multiple Grammys, and a voice to be reckoned with, she would definitely bring wisdom to the show.