© Jeri Jones PhotographyOn Friday, April 20, Roberta Flack became ill while in the green room of New York City’s famous Apollo Theater, where she waiting to be presented with the prestigious Clark and Gwen Terry Courage Award at the Jazz Foundation of America’s 2018 “A Great Night in Harlem” gala. Flack was briefly hospitalized under the care of her doctors, and she is now recovering at home.

According to her manager, the pop/R&B legend, who suffered a stroke two years ago, is doing well and resting comfortably. The presentation of Flack’s award has now been rescheduled for October 13 at the Jazz Foundation’s annual “Loft Party” event at Hudson Studios in New York.

“The entire music world is sending Roberta the love and healing that she has given to us all these years with her music,” says Jazz Foundation executive Wendy Oxenhorn. “We will present her with her award in October when she is able to fully take in and receive the love she so deeply deserves.”

The Jazz Foundation of America raises money to help provide medical care and other aid for jazz and blues musicians in need.

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