Roberta Flack’s performance at the Apollo Theater was cut short Friday night when she was rushed to a nearby hospital mid-show.
According to TMZ: Roberta was performing a charity concert for the Jazz Foundation of America when she fell ill. FDNY tells us the ambulance arrived around 8:50 PM, and she was taken to a hospital in Harlem. We’re told the 81-year-old singer Roberta was able to leave the stage under her own power … before someone called for the ambulance. FDNY says they were responding to a call for a “sick person.” We’ve got a call in to her rep for an update on her condition. Roberta had enormous hits in the 70s and 80s … including “Killing Me Softly,” “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and “Set the Night to Music.”