Aretha Franklin gravely ill

Aretha Franklin gravely ill

Aretha Franklin gravely ill

Aretha - whose three siblings all died of cancer - has battled ill health over the last few years and in 2011, denied she was suffering from pancreatic cancer, though she later admitted she'd had a tumour removed.

In 1987, she became the first female to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

"I saw her a week ago Friday and we talked for about 45 minutes to an hour", he continued.

While the lineup for the Live Nation-produced gig has not yet been announced, at press time, it seems unlikely that Franklin will attend in light of reports from a source close to the singer that she is seriously ill.

FANS HAVE shared their thoughts and prayers with Aretha Franklin, who is reportedly "gravely ill". He wrote that she was "gravely ill in Detroit". "They took me to a concert and remember watching her backstage with her fur and diamonds commanding the room like a boss".

When Franklin performed at the Seneca Niagara Casino in 2011, she was greeted by people who knew her from the an east side Buffalo neighborhood when she was just a little girl.

As the Detroit Free Press reports, the couple opened their August 13 concert at Detroit's Ford Field by announcing that it was dedicated to Franklin. "She's definitely a queen and she's wonderful so I really feel for her". A spokesperson for Franklin could not be reached for further details on her condition at press time.

Artists from across the musical spectrum offered well wishes to the legendary singer who has lived in Detroit - the Motor City, home of Motown music - most of her life. "Aretha Franklin, what a voice".

She won 18 Grammy awards throughout her storied career, including one for Lifetime Achievement. Former President Bush presented her with the Medal of Freedom.

"I am retiring this year", the iconic singer told a Detroit news station. She nevertheless continued to perform until late a year ago.

What was likely her final performance was on November 2 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in NY.

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