Chaka Khan learned ‘life lessons’ from her struggle with addiction

Chaka Khan learned important “life lessons” through her struggles with addiction.
The 71-year-old singer spent years battling drug and alcohol addiction, and she now considers it a “necessary” life experience.
Chaka told The Independent: “My trip was necessary – it had to happen so I could come out as I am right now.
“I wouldn’t have had such deep feelings if I hadn’t gone through the things I went through, you dig? There are things I’ve done in my life that I’ll never do again. This were my life lessons. And I understood the lesson.
Chaka is now determined to live in the present and not look back with any regrets.
She said: “I’m doing well at the moment, and what’s next, I’m not wallowing in the mud. And I don’t regret anything.”
Earlier this year, Chaka revealed that she was constantly trying to “tweak” her life.
The singer is always tinkering with different things in her life, with the goal of becoming “more productive and more useful.”
Speaking to the Guardian newspaper, she shared: “I’m trying to fine-tune my life, so I’m always trying to look at what we can change or fix to be more productive and more useful.
“I want to be here for a good reason and not just to take up space and breathe precious air for nothing.”
Chaka’s career spans over five decades and she has achieved enormous success, winning as many as ten Grammys along the way.
However, the music legend still feels a sense of hopelessness towards the world at large.
When asked what made her unhappy, she replied: “How hopeless things seem on this planet. This is my greatest sorrow. I am already mourning the death of this planet.”