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Roberta Flack Postpones Gigs; Releases Archival Cover of "Bridge over Troubled Water"

Credit: Jeri JonesRoberta Flack recently was injured in a fall, and the pop/R&B legend has announced that she has decided to postpone her summer tour dates as she continues to recuperate.

"I am rehabbing and healing, and need more time than I'd hoped to be ready to perform," Flack says in a statement. "As such, I am postponing my summer concerts."

According to Roberta's official websites the shows she had lined up during the summer months included a June 24 performance in Atlanta and a July 16 concert in Kansas City, Kansas.

In other news, Flack recently unearthed a collection of archival live recordings from early in her career and plans to release them digitally during the coming year as part of her newly launched Secret Stash series. The first track she's released is an intimate rendition of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge over Troubled Water."

"'Bridge over Troubled Water' is a song that I sing about how all of us are connected in the world," says Flack of the classic tune. "Regardless of our race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, we are the Earth's family. We have big issues that face us as citizens of the world, and I believe that music can connect and heal us all through troubled times."

You can listen to the track now at, and it can be purchased at for 99 cents.

Flack will announce more details about the Secret Stash series and new dates for her postponed concerts soon.

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