Soul legend Aretha Franklin is being treated in hospital in America, suffering from a mystery illness.

The singer, who lives in Detroit, Michigan has been in hospital since Saturday (21MAR04) - but her publicist has refused to reveal where she is or what she is suffering from, only that she is in stable condition.

Franklin, who celebrates her 62nd Birthday on Thursday (25MAR04), picked up a Best Traditional R+B Vocal Performance GRAMMY AWARD last month (FEB04), for WONDERFUL, from her 2002 album SO DAMN HAPPY.

23/03/2004 09:30