Report: Aretha Franklin Has Pancreatic Cancer

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After a mystery illness prompted her to cancel all upcoming events and undergo surgery last week, Aretha Franklin offered very few details to the media.

Now reports say the Queen of Soul is suffering from pancreatic cancer.

Willie Wilkerson, Aretha Franklin

A source familiar with the situation told The Detroit News about Franklin's condition. Detroit's Fox 2 news also attributing that information to a relative.

Aretha Franklin has not confirmed reports of her diagnosis.

The National Enquirer posted a story on the music legend's reported illness earlier, prompting some of the speculation regarding the Queen of Soul.

Last month, Franklin announced she was canceling all concerts and appearances through May on the orders of her doctors, but did not elaborate.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Wednesday that he's visited with Franklin four or five times recently and said she is "recovering very well" from surgery. 

He says the 68-year-old Franklin takes daily walks up and down the hall of her hospital, and that her spirits "are high and her faith is strong."

Hopefully she recovers swiftly and fully from whatever ails her.

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Thank you for the latest update on my absolute-all-time favorite Miss Aretha. Will continue to "say a little prayer" for our Queen of Soul.


Best wishes for a speedy recovery for this legendary woman...