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Aretha Franklin Health

Aretha Franklin Bounces Back After Illness

AP | Posted 11.02.2013 | Entertainment

DETROIT -- DETROIT (AP) — After recovering from an undisclosed illness, Aretha Franklin is returning to the concert stage with a December performanc...

Aretha Is 'Glad To Be Back At It'

AP | Posted 10.17.2013 | Entertainment

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Aretha Franklin says "the side effects were rough" from her treatment for an undisclosed condition. T...

Aretha Franklin Opens Up About Her Health Scare

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 10.20.2013 | Celebrity

NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin won't say what caused her latest health problems, but says she's had a "miraculous" recovery and is looking forward t...

Aretha Franklin's Treatment Prevents Attendance At Major Event

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 10.20.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin will not be attending a baseball luncheon during which she was to receive a "Beacon" award for embodying the spirit o...

Aretha Cancels Hometown Show

AP | Posted 07.12.2013 | Detroit

CLARKSTON, Mich. -- Aretha Franklin has canceled a Detroit-area performance set for July 27, citing ongoing treatment. The show at DTE Energy Music T...

Aretha Franklin Postpones More Shows

AP | Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Aretha Franklin is taking off the month of June. A spokesman for the 71-year-old singer says Franklin will reschedule two shows a...

Health Scare For Aretha?

AP | Posted 07.13.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Aretha Franklin has canceled appearances in Chicago and Connecticut later this month under a doctor's recommendation. A Monday news relea...

Lauren Mikler

Aretha Dishes On Obama & Staying Fit

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Mikler | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment

At 70 years old, The Queen of Soul demands respect. Aretha Franklin performed a special concert for cancer survivors at the Celebrating Life and Liber...

My Conversation With Aretha Franklin

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

I recently sat down with the Queen of Soul, the legendary singer Aretha Franklin to discuss her 50th anniversary in show business, life -- including the latest details of her health, and a new album by Columbia Records.

Aretha Franklin Opens Up About Sickness

people.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The pain started in her side, Aretha Franklin reveals -- and was so bad it "nearly brought [her] to her knees." During a talk with Wendy Williams ...

Recovering Aretha Franklin Gives Up Pigs' Feet For Diet

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin, who says she's back at "150 percent," is planning to return to the stage in May for her first post-surgery performan...

Aretha Franklin Will Be Back Onstage: Cousin

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

DETROIT — Aretha Franklin's cousin says the ailing legendary singer is "doing better than doctors expected" and expects to be released from the ...

Aretha Franklin: My Health Problems Are 'Resolved'

people.com | Rennie Dyball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"I am not going to even deal with that," Franklin, 68, tells JET of the reports that she has pancreatic cancer. "I don't have to talk about my health ...

Aretha Franklin Cancels Appearances Through May

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

DETROIT — Aretha Franklin is canceling all concert dates and personal appearances through May on the orders of her doctors, the singer's spokesw...

Prayer Vigil Held For Aretha Franklin

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin says her surgery was "highly successful" and thanks well-wishers for their prayers. In a statement released Thursday ...