According to CBS News, Fox News , and other reports, Aretha Franklin has been diagonsed with pancreatic cancer. You’ll recall that Aretha was recently hospitalized, although the reason for her procedure was not revealed.
Check what AP is reporting:
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Aretha Franklin has been quiet about the nature of the illness that prompted her to cancel all upcoming events and undergo surgery last week, but reports are now speculating that the Queen of Soul is suffering from pancreatic cancer. A source familiar with the situation told The Detroit News about Franklin’s condition on Wednesday.
Last month, Franklin announced she was canceling all concert dates and personal appearances through May on the orders of her doctors. Neither she nor her publicist have said what is ailing the 68-year-old Queen of Soul.
According to the National Cancer Institute, pancreatic cancer is sometimes called a “silent killer” because early pancreatic cancer often does not cause symptoms, and the later symptoms are usually nonspecific and varied.
Let’s all keep Franklin and her family in our prayers.