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Roberta Flack Rushed to Hospital Amid Apollo Theater Appearance

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Roberta Flack performs at 2012 Women For Women International Gala at Koch Theater, Lincoln Center on Nov. 8, 2012 in New York City. 

Roberta Flack has been rushed to a hospital after cutting short her appearance at Harlem’s Apollo Theater because she was not feeling well.   

TMZ reports the 81-year-old singer was taken to Harlem Hospital in an ambulance Friday evening (April 20).   

Flack apparently felt dizzy as she was about to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Jazz Foundation of America.   

She was released from the hospital after several hours. Jazz Foundation spokeswoman Bobbi Marcus says Flack was “feeling fine,” but went to another Manhattan hospital after for observation by her personal doctors.

Flack gained fame in the 1970s and 1980s with such hit songs as “Killing Me Softly” and “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.”

A message has been left with her manager.


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