Aretha Franklin Says Her Health Problem Has Been Resolved

Jan 7, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The Queen of Soul, who is known to value her privacy, has been reluctant to talk about her recent health problems, but the one thing she did say in her latest interview is that the issue has been resolved, JET magazine reported.

Aretha Franklin refused to directly discuss reports that she has pancreatic cancer. “I am not going to even deal with that,” she told the magazine. “I don’t have to talk about my health with anybody other than my doctors. The problem has been resolved.”

The singer added: “I know my fans are concerned. Let them know I am feeling great and coming along.”

Franklin advised people to go to a doctor if they experience something out of the ordinary. She said she remembers thinking to herself, “I know there is a problem, but these tests are showing nothing.” and that prompted her to go to a series of doctors for additional tests.


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  2. Please tell Aretha we love her. We have for many, many, many years. She’s our songbird and national treasure, truly an American and World icon. Since she is such, it’s hard not to mind her business. We care. We’re concerned. Since the time she stepped on stage back in the 50’s or 60s she has been a household name. Thanks not only to the media, but her own publicists. It’s hard not to mind her busiiness but we will give her time to heal and time to know that however long it takes to do that, we care, we love her and want her to heal and feel better. In the meantime Aretha please read the upcoming book Sojourn to Honduras Sojourn to Healing. It encourages all of us in the Black community specifically, but also other races to look squarely at diet and disease and realize great changes are needed. Sojourn to Honduras Sojourn to Healing tells us that moderation is key with most things, especially soul food. We love it, but moderation is key with our beloved soul food. Singer Tina Turner knows that. Ask her about the changes she’s made in her diet. We love and care Ree Ree. Get better.

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