If you have been one of those people who had been hearing about the s0-called death of Aretha Franklin, well I’m happy to inform you that the Queen is still alive and vibrant according to her family members.
Access Hollywood host Shaun Robinson – who also serves as a representative for Franklin – updated fans in a tweet shortly after.
“Good Morning, Everyone. I just spoke to one of Ms. Franklin’s family friends in my hometown Detroit. They spoke to Aretha moments ago and asked me to tell you please don’t believe this news that was trending. Have a good day,” she wrote.
This isn’t the first time the music legend has had to clear up rumors of health issues and complications. After undergoing a procedure in 2011 due to severe pain in her side, she addressed talk of cancer. “I don’t know where ‘pancreatic cancer’ came from,” she told Access Hollywood at the time. “I was sitting there reading the newspaper and it was saying someone in my family said that. No one in my family ever said that to anybody.”
Earlier this year, the 18-time Grammy winner announced to everyone that she was officially retiring.
“I must tell you, I am retiring this year,” she said in an interview with Detroit TV station WDIV Local 4 in February. “I feel very, very enriched and satisfied with respect to where my career came from and where it is now. I’ll be pretty much satisfied, but I’m not going to go anywhere and just sit down and do nothing. That wouldn’t be good either.”
Whoa, Thank Heavens, hopefully, she retires and enjoys more years to come. She deserves it like many others.