Legendary singer Roberta Flack has revealed to fans that she is battling ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
The progressive condition, for which there is no cure, slowly destroys muscle and nerve function, and ultimately paralyzes those who've been stricken. According to Flack's publicist, the singer can no longer sing and has great difficulty speaking.
Roberta does have previously completed work coming soon. The career-spanning documentary Roberta! will premiere at the DOC-NYC festival this weekend and then it will air on PBS on January 24th. Plus, The Green Piano, a children's picture book Roberta co-authored, will be published on January 10th.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]