FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, file photo, honoree Roberta Flack attends the Black Girls Rock! Awards at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on in Newark, N.J. TMZ reports that the superstar singer walked off the stage on her own after feeling ill during a performance at the Apollo Theater in New York on Friday, April 20, 2018. She was taken to the hospital in an ambulance but released later that evening. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Roberta Flack leaves Harlem awards show after feeling ill

April 21, 2018 - 3:45 pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Roberta Flack is under observation at a Manhattan hospital after cutting short her appearance at Harlem's Apollo Theater because she was not feeling well.

TMZ reports the 81-year-old singer was taken to Harlem Hospital in an ambulance Friday evening.

Flack apparently felt dizzy as she was about to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Jazz Foundation of America.

She was released from the hospital after several hours. Jazz Foundation spokeswoman Bobbi Marcus says Flack was feeling fine, but was taken to another Manhattan hospital after for observation by her personal doctors.

Flack gained fame in the 1970s and 1980s with such hit songs as "Killing Me Softly" and "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face."

A message has been left with her manager.

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Information from: TMZ, http://www.tmz.com

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