Rushed to Hospital
From Apollo Theater Gig
4/20/2018 7:36 PM PDT
“Killing Me Softly” singer Roberta Flack‘s performance at the Apollo Theater was cut short Friday night as she was taken by ambulance to a hospital … TMZ has learned.
Roberta was performing a charity concert for the Jazz Foundation of America when she fell ill. FDNY tells us the ambulance arrived around 8:50 PM EST, and she was taken to a hospital in Harlem.
We’re told the 81-year-old singer Roberta was able to leave the stage under her own power … before someone called for the ambulance. FDNY says they were responding to a call for a “sick person.”
We’ve got a call in to her rep for an update on her condition.
Roberta had enormous hits in the ’70s and ’80s … including “Killing Me Softly,” “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and “Set the Night to Music.”
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