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Paula Rogo
Apr, 21, 2018

Legendary singer Roberta Flack was rushed to hospital Friday after she cut short her show at the Apollo Theater.

According to TMZ, the “Killing Me Softly” singer was set to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at a benefit for the Jazz Foundation of America when she fell sick.

The 81-year-old singer reportedly left the stage on her own before she was taken by ambulance to Harlem Hospital.

“She suffered a stroke a few years ago,” her manager told PEOPLE on Friday. “She didn’t feel well so it was best to take her to the hospital. She’s doing fine but is being kept overnight for observation.”

Flack is known for her #1 singles “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”, “Killing Me Softly” and “Feel Like Makin' Love”.

She is the only singer to win the Grammy Award for Record of the Year for two consecutive years in 1973 and 1974.