Aretha Franklin has talked about her recovery in her first interview since reportedly being diagnosed with cancer and the subsequent cancellation of her concerts. The main point she wanted to make was to her fans, to let them know that she feels great again.
The Queen of Soul, who underwent surgery on December 2nd, 2010 spoke to JET Magazine so that she could let everyone know she is “feeling great and coming along.”
The true nature of her illness remains a mystery, but after she suddenly cancelled all her shows up until May 2011, many sources claimed she had pancreatic cancer. The legendary soul singer and her representatives have however repeatedly side-stepped questions regarding that issue. In response to questions from the media she replied, “I don’t have to talk about my health with anybody other than my doctors. The problem has been resolved.”
One fact remains which is the sharp pain she felt in her side while touring in Canada, after which she immediately called a doctor. She thought the pain was related to a colonoscopy she had recently had but the doctor dismissed that idea and warned her to take further investigative measures.
He said, ‘Miss Franklin, whatever it is it is not from the colonoscopy. You need to come home and have a CAT-scan.”
She followed the doctor’s advice and did just that.
The scan revealed whatever was ailing Ms. Franklin and since starting her recovery she wishes to publicly thank her fans and friends for their support, well wishes and prayers, although she wishes to continue her recovery in privacy.
She told her interviewer of her r-e-s-p-e-c-t for her followers by saying, “I know my fans are great. Let them know I am feeling great and coming along.”
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