Aretha Franklin

DETROIT – A month after surgery in Detroit for an undisclosed ailment, Aretha Franklin says her health is “superb.” Franklin called in to Wednesday’s installment of “The Wendy Williams Show,” telling the host she was relaxing at a casino hotel in her hometown and hopes to begin traveling soon, saying she’ll be “looking for a […]

Detroit — Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who is recovering from surgery related to her pancreatic cancer diagnosis, is the latest celebrity to become the target of a death hoax.

Franklin, 68, cancelled the concerts last month, having spent a week in Detroit’s Sinai-Grace Hospital for a “serious illness”. A prayer vigil was held in Detroit for Franklin yesterday. In a statement, Franklin thanked the City Council, saying “all prayers are good”. READ THE REST AT TELEGRAPH UK

Nelson Mandela ushered in his 91st birthday on Saturday with a star-studded celebration. Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin were on hand.