Here's to hoping that this story is one that the Mail has fabricated, or at least exaggerated (something they are famous for) but whatever the case may be we wish Ms Franklin a speedy recovery and good health.
Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is battling pancreatic cancerBy Daily Mail Reporter
Is Aretha Franklin suffering form cancer?
Legendary motown singer Aretha Franklin is battling pancreatic cancer according to reports released today.
The 68-year-old star recently underwent a mysterious surgery but had kept silent over the exact cause of the operation.It is now believed that she was given the diagnosis of the same cancer which killed Patrick Swayze and Michael Landon. Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin has been diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas This type of cancer has only a 5 - 10% survival rate.
Due to Aretha's age, weight and existing physical conditions, her chances of survival are further lowered and the star is said to have hid her prognosis from close friends and family.