Skip to main content

Aretha Tells Magazine That Her Medical Problems Are Resolved

I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love YouAretha Franklin, in an interview with Jet magazine, has tried to alleviate the publics concerns about her recent health by saying that she's "feeling great" and that her surgery was "successful."

The private Franklin has still not gone into any detail on the nature of the illness and has not confirmed or denied reports that she is suffering from pancreatic cancer.   She said, "I am not one to do a lot of talking about my personal health or business.  I don't have to talk about my health with anybody other than my doctors. The problem has been resolved."

A few more details on the road that took her to her current condition were revealed.  She said that during a concert in Toronto last year, she felt a hard pain in her side and thought it might have been the result of a recent medical procedure she had.  "I got up at 2 o'clock in the morning and called the doctor who did the colonoscopy and told him what was happening. He said, 'Miss Franklin, whatever it is, it is not from the colonoscopy. You need to come home and have a CAT-scan.' Thank God he said that because that unfolded everything, what the problem was and everything."

Aretha has cancelled all concerts through the middle of the year to recuperate.