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Chaka Khan learned life lessons through her addiction struggles

Singer gets candid
Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Chaka Khan learned some important “life lessons” through her addiction struggles.

The 71-year-old singer spent years battling drug abuse and alcoholism, and she now views it as a “necessary” life experience.

“My journey was necessary — it had to happen so I could come out like I am right now. I wouldn’t have the depth of feeling I do if I hadn’t gone through the things I went through, you dig?

“There are things I have done in my life I will never do again. Those were my life lessons. And I got the lesson. That’s the important thing. I got it,” Khan told The Independent.

Khan is now determined to live in the present and to not look back with any regrets.

“I’m all about right now, and what’s next, I do not wallow in the mire. And I don’t regret a thing,” she said.

Earlier this year, Khan revealed that she’s constantly trying to “fine-tune” her life.

The singer is always tinkering with different things in her life, in an effort to become “more productive and more helpful”.

“I am trying to fine-tune my life, so I am always trying to look at what we can change or fix to be more productive and more helpful. I want to be here for a good reason and not to just take up space and breathe in precious air for nothing,” she told The Guardian newspaper.

Khan’s career has spanned more than five decades and she’s achieved a huge amount of success, winning as many as 10 Grammys along the way.

However, the music legend still feels a sense of hopelessness about the world at large.

“How hopeless things are looking on this planet. That’s my biggest sorrow. I am mourning the death of this planet already,” she said about what makes her feel unhappy.

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