News reports confirmed yesterday that the legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, indeed has pancreas cancer. According to HipHopWired, fans gathered in her native hometown of Detroit for a community prayer vigil last week while Aretha Franklin underwent a surgery for "mystery ailments." Franklin's rep stayed hush about the details, only stating that all prayers from her fans were "good."
Yesterday Franklin's rep stated: "The surgery was highly successful. God is still in control. I had superb doctors and nurses whom were blessed by all the prayers of the city and the country. God bless you all for your prayers!"
Franklin's public appearances are cancelled through May 2011.