Singer Gladys Knight revealed she has pancreatic most cancers, the identical sickness that Aretha Franklin died from, Detroit Information stories.
Knight introduced the information to Detroit’s WDIV on Thursday whereas she attended Franklin’s funeral at Higher Grace Temple.
“The Lord tells us the place we’re going and tells us once we are coming,” Knight instructed US Weekly on Monday, selecting to not disclose her battle with the sickness. ” I’m not overly upset about [Franklin’s death], and he is aware of how a lot every one among us can bear, and he calls us house with these issues in thoughts. That’s the way in which I really feel about it, as a result of he loves us like that.”
It’s unclear when Knight was recognized, however Franklin had reportedly had pancreatic most cancers for eight years earlier than passing away on Aug. 16.
Medical professionals instructed the Detroit Information that Franklin residing eight years with the illness was longer than common since 20 p.c of these recognized don’t dwell previous one 12 months and solely 7 p.c survive 5 years post-diagnosis.
Knight attended a tribute live performance for Franklin on Thursday at Chene Park Amphitheater in Detroit.