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Sly Stone headed to rehab

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Sly Stone has had a pretty rough year. He ran afoul of the law, released a poorly-received album, and ended up living in his van. Things could be looking up, though: the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member is now reportedly headed to rehab.

A source told Radar that Stone is looking to clean up and will be spending the next 90 days in a detox facility. “Sly has fallen on very hard times in the past few years,” the source said.

That’s a bit of an understatement; Stone has repeatedly struggled with drug problems that have been exacerbated by a string of bad business decisions. He spent two decades in relative seclusion but has made sporadic concert appearances since 2007. In his biggest show in recent years, he put on a rambling, fractured set at Coachella 2010.

As noted, Stone (born Sylvester Stewart) is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — he was inducted as a member of Sly & the Family Stone in 1993 — and was one of the key figures to infuse traditional R&B with elements of modern funk, arena rock, and psychedelia. The brew yielded classic genre cornerstones like “Underdog,” “Everyday People,” “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin),” and “Family Affair.”

Read more on EW.com:

Review: Sly Stone, I’m Back! Family & Friends

Sly Stone at Coachella 2010

Sly Stone files suit against ex-manager