Aretha Franklin is reported to be “gravely sick” and surrounded by household and mates in Detroit, Showbiz411.com reported on Sunday.
The singer, dubbed the Queen of Soul, had canceled scheduled performances, below physician’s orders, on the New Jersey Performing Arts Heart on March 25, her 76th birthday and on the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Pageant in April, in accordance with The Detroit Information.
Franklin’s final efficiency was in New York at Elton John’s AIDS Basis gala in November the place she carried out her hit track “Freeway of Love” and her 1968 cowl of Dion Warwick’s “I Say a Little Prayer.”
A detailed pal of Franklin, radio host Tom Joyner, reportedly confirmed the information this morning that the singer has been in a hospice for every week, per The Detroit Information.
Franklin has been dogged with rumors about her failing well being for years.
In 2010, she had surgical procedure to take away a tumor that despatched her to the hospital, denying stories that she had pancreatic most cancers, in accordance with contactmusic.com.