Aretha Franklin Diagnosed With Cancer
Living legend Aretha Franklin is fighting pancreatic cancer.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has been taking some time off lately, and now we know why: according to sources close to the singer, Franklin is fighting pancreatic cancer.
Franklin has cancelled several appearances lately due to illness, and had surgery last week, but did not give any reason why. According to a family member, Franklin is doing “OK,” but her family is “very concerned” about her illness.
The diva herself has been lying low, but she hasn’t stopped communicating with fans. “God is still in control,” Franklin said last week. “All prayers are good.”
We’ll keep that in mind! Be sure to send good wishes to one of music’s few true divas! (The Guardian)