Since being released from drug rehab almost two weeks ago, Lindsay Lohan has received an outpouring of support from fans and celebs alike, including Oprah Winfrey, as they wish her the best in staying sober. However, Lohan recently got a surprising vote of confidence from one of the most unlikely sources in the world – soul singer Chaka Khan.
According to RadarOnline, Khan released a statement on her website on Wednesday revealing that she was in the same drug rehab that Lohan was in, receiving treatment for an addiction to prescription drugs.
In the statement, Khan commended Lohan for seeking treatment for her drug addiction and wished her the best in remaining sober.
I applaud Lindsay Lohan for doing the work. She is a lovely young lady and I pray for her well-being,”
Khan, who’s suffered from drug addiction in the past, opened up about her own recent battle with drugs, saying that she relapsed after having surgery.
“The battle of addiction is a serious and long process, which is why I chose to address my use of prescription medications—which came about as a result of the knee surgery I had a few years ago. When and if necessary, I will seek alternative methods and traditional treatment to stay ahead of any potential problem,” wrote Khan.
The soul singer added, “So many are not here today, and have lost this battle with addiction. Because these medications are legal, their abuse is often unknown—until it’s too late. If not handled they are a silent killer.”
We applaud Khan for being so open about her battle with drugs and we hope both she and Lohan remain sober and help others to fight their battles with drugs as well. Check out some other celebs that have battled drug addictions below. – nicholas robinson