Report: Aretha Franklin ‘Gravely Ill’

Hannah Bleau

Ugh. This is so sad. I hate hearing it.

According to recent reports, Aretha Franklin is “gravely ill” and surrounded by friends and family in Detroit.

Originally diagnosed with cancer in 2010, Aretha, who turned 76 in March, bravely battled back and refused to be knocked out by illness. Her last performance as on November 2, 2017 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York. Her final public performance was at Philadelphia’s Mann Center in August 2017. It was a miraculous show as Aretha was already then fighting exhaustion and dehydration.

Prayers for her and her family. It’s so difficult to watch a loved one suffer.