Luther Vandross is set for a treat as he continues his recovery from a stroke and subsequent coma - a visit from Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.

The R.E.S.P.E.C.T singer is planning a trip to see Vandross, to encourage him to work hard on his recovery.

Franklin hosted a candlelight vigil for her pal when it looked as if he wouldn't make it, and now she keeps up to date with his recovery.

She says, "He's coming along and eating a little and working out. I'm going to see him in about two weeks."

08/09/2003 09:08