Aretha Franklin

Detroit– The Queen of Soul is not one to divulge much about her personal life away from the spotlight. She is known to be an intensely private person. Speaking exclusively to JET for the third interview since announcing that doctors advised she cancel all concerts until May because of her health, she says: “I am […]

Detroit — Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who is recovering from surgery related to her pancreatic cancer diagnosis, is the latest celebrity to become the target of a death hoax.

NewsOne has obtained Keith Washington’s official statement on the controversy surrounding the Internet streaming of a private conversation between Washington and his ailing friend, Aretha Franklin, on a Detroit radio station. [EDITORS NOTE: Kiss 105.9 Detroit is owned by NewsOne’s parent company, Radio One] Aretha Franklin has been a dear friend and colleague for over […]

One of the top news stories this week was our beloved Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  The confirmation by her hometown local news station and family has swept the world and many prayers and positive notes were sent out to the Detroit native.

Via: Associated Press A community prayer vigil has been held in Detroit for Aretha Franklin, a day before the singing legend is to undergo a medical procedure. City Councilwoman JoAnn Watson and others gathered downtown Wednesday to pray for Franklin. Last month, the 68-year-old singer announced she was canceling all concert dates and personal appearances […]

As we reported early on in the week, Aretha Franklin fell ill and in the hospital for a short stay. The health concern is unknown, however Frankin and her camp have requested that all shows and appearance be canceled until further notice. Detroit’s 105.9 kiss-fm late night personality Keith Washington is a long time friend […]

According to a statement from Aretha Franklin’s camp, the Legendary Queen Of Soul was released from Sinai Grace Hospital over the weekend following a brief stay. The Grammy Award-wining singer was admitted upon the recommendation of her doctors. Franklin is currently at home resting comfortably and released this statement to her fans. “I would like […]