Roberta Flack, a well-known singer, has revealed via a spokeswoman that she is battling ALS. The spokeswoman stated in a press release on Monday that Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, has made it “difficult to sing and not easy to speak.”
The timing of Flack’s fatal condition’s diagnosis was not made clear in the announcement.
The statement went on to say: “Miss Flack intends to continue pursuing her musical and artistic interests. Her perseverance and joyous love of music, which propelled her from humble beginnings to the global spotlight, continue to be dynamic and inspiring.” The 85-year-old North Carolina native has received four Grammy Awards and will receive a lifetime achievement award in 2020. The year 2023 will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Flack’s most well-known album, Killing Me Softly, going on sale. The Fugees are famous for their 1996 cover of the title song, which was originally sung by Lori Lieberman with lead vocals.
Both the renditions of “Killing Me Softly With His Song” by Flack and the Fugees were included in Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 best songs ever last year. The Green Piano: How Little Me Found Music, a children’s book about Flack’s early years co-written with Tonya Bolden, to be released in January. The piano that Flack’s father saved for her from a junkyard and launched her on a musical path serves as the book’s focal point. Please Share and spread the prayers sent to Roberta