The legendary Aretha Franklin hasn’t disclosed the ailment that forced her to undergo surgery, though many reports say that she is suffering from pancreatic cancer. Despite her serious illness, however, Franklin recorded a message for the 2011 Grammy Awards Ceremony, where several divas honored her with a medley. You can’t keep a true diva down.
Looking much thinner than when we last saw her, Franklin appeared on camera to thank fans and fellow artists for supporting her through her troublesome health problems. Franklin was done up in true superstar fashion – dressed up and red-carpet ready even though she was in her own home.
She seemed energetic and healthy as she thanked fans for their prayers, good wishes, and get-well-soon cards, but she remains mum about her illness. “There are a lot of people who will talk about anything, as long as
there is somebody listening,” she tells JET Magazine. “But I am not one of those
people. That’s not Aretha.”
More power to her. We wish her only the best.