Roberta Flack can now not sing after ALS prognosis

Grammy-winning musician Roberta Flack, whose hits embody “Killing Me Softly with His Tune,” has been recognized with ALS, also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s illness, and may now not sing, her representatives stated on Monday.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive illness, “has made it unattainable to sing and never straightforward to talk,” a press release from her publicists stated. “However it is going to take much more than ALS to silence this icon.”

A documentary about Flack’s life is ready to debut at a movie pageant in New York subsequent week. It’s going to air on PBS tv in america in January. Flack, 85, is also releasing a kids’s e-book in January.

ALS breaks down nerve cells within the mind and spinal wire that make muscular tissues work, resulting in progressive paralysis and demise.

Flack had a number of No. 1 hits within the Nineteen Seventies and produced 20 studio albums. She gained 4 Grammys and was honored with a lifetime achievement award in 2020.

The singer additionally was the primary artist to win two consecutive file of the yr trophies in 1973 for “First Time I Ever Noticed Your Face” and in 1974 for “Killing Me Softly with His Tune.”

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