Oh no! Aretha Franklin’s life is currently in jeopardy.
As per reports, the “Queen of Soul” is gravely ill and is surrounded by family and friends in Detroit. Her loved ones are asking for prayers and privacy during this difficult time.
The 76-year-old singer was originally diagnosed with cancer in 2010. Since then the icon has been forced to cancel numerous performances citing “doctor’s orders”. Daily Mail reported that her final public performance was at Philadelphia’s Mann Center in August 2017. Her last performance as on 2nd November 2017 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York.
Previously a chain smoker, Franklin has been battling weight issues throughout her career and has struggled with alcoholism. The singer even lost more than 100 pounds because of a “cancer relapse”. “She was due to have radical chemotherapy treatments, and was told by doctors she needed to lose weight if she wanted to survive,” an insider said.
Franklin was the first female performer to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. She has also collected 20 Grammy Awards and is also one of most commercially successful artists of all time.
Source: Daily Mail.