Franklin: I will reveal illness


Aretha Franklin says she will soon reveal why she needed hospital treatment

Aretha Franklin has told Jet magazine that she will soon reveal what prompted her recent surgery at a Detroit hospital.

The music legend told the magazine that friends know she is “a lot more than the girl in the pink Cadillac on the Freeway of Love who also sings about Respect” and that they have prayed for her “without ceasing”.

The 68-year-old Queen of Soul underwent an undisclosed surgical procedure earlier this month. Aretha had already cancelled concert dates and personal appearances throughout May.

She said in a statement on Wednesday that she had been home from the hospital for three days and that she has a private nurse.

She tells Jet she’s “putting Aretha together first”, and that doctors have ordered eight weeks of rest.

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