Sly Stone, founder of Sly And The Family Stone, has entered rehab to seek treatment for drug addiction.
The singer, who recently revealed that he now lives out of a van in rough Los Angeles neigbourhood Crenshaw, will spend at least three months being treated.
According to Perezhilton.com, a source close to Stone said of the singer’s decision: “Sly wants to get clean, and stay sober. Sly has fallen on very hard times in the past few years. Sly will be in rehab for at least the next 90 days, and he is committed to getting sober.”
Stone, who is in the midst of suing his former manager Jerry Goldstein for $50 million (£32.4 million), had also recently spoken of his desire to work with Lady Gaga and has said he has hundreds of new tracks available for use.
He said of this: “I see all the guys playing those old songs. Let these guys know, like Lady Gaga, let me come in, just let me come in and pay me if you like it.”