It was announced the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, 68 years-old, is under-going Surgery today at Detroit Sinai-Grace Hospital for an undisclosed serious illness. A Prayer Vigil was held in Detroit for her and all appearances and Concerts have been cancelled up til May.
Please send your positive thoughts and prayers out to this remarkable Artist who paved the way as a Groundbreaker for so many of today's female artists.
UPDATE: According to Franklin's Publicist, all went well with the Surgery. Yay!
UPDATE II (12/9/10): A Family member of Franklin, has confirmed that she is being treated for Pancreatic Cancer, which Patrick Swayze also suffered from in recent memory. Tragic. Please continue to send your positive thoughts and prayers to her.