Aretha Franklin - Aretha Franklin On Road To Recovery

0
0
Subscribe to Aretha Franklin alerts

Aretha Franklin is recovering well after undergoing "highly successful" surgery in the US yesterday (02.12.10).

The legendary 'Respect' singer thanked doctors and staff at the hospital in her home city of Detroit, and said she is doing well - although it has not been specified what her operation was for.

In a statement Aretha, 68, said: "I had superb doctors and nurses whom were blessed by all the prayers of the city and the country."

On Wednesday (01.12.10) fans had gathered outside the hospital where she was to be treated in a vigil, saying prayers for the soul and gospel singer, frequently referred to as the 'Queen Of Soul'.

Aretha had cancelled all public performances for six months in November "at the insistence" of her doctors, leaving her disappointed that she wouldn't be able to sing at a planned Christmas show in Detroit.

The singer also had to cancel two shows in August, after she broke two of her ribs in a fall.

Aretha is one of the most successful soul singers of all time, having sold millions of records, and recorded hits across the globe with songs including 'I Say A Little Prayer', 'Son Of A Preacher Man', 'Think' and '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman'. She has also won 18 Grammy Awards, became the first female artist to be inducted into The Rock 'n' roll hall of fame in 1987 and was the only singer to feature at the 2009 US presidential inauguration for Barack Obama.


Contactmusic

Tags: Aretha Franklin - Barack Obama - Dwayne Johnson - Natural Woman - Grammy Awards

0
0
Subscribe to Aretha Franklin alerts
Advertisement

More Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin And Tyler Perry Pose On The Red Carpet For The 'Selma' New York Premiere

The New York premiere of 'Selma' took place at the Ziegfeld Theatre. The red carpet in New York was graced by the likes of Aretha...

Sharon Osbourne And Aretha Franklin Were Among Arrivals At 2014 Billboard Women In Music Luncheon - Part 1

Legends from Sharon Osbourne to Aretha Franklin were spotted at the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Luncheon held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York....

Aretha Puts Diva On Top Of Diva

Known as one of music’s great divas herself, Aretha Franklin’s newest album of covers puts diva on top of diva as the Queen of Soul...

Aretha Franklin - Rolling In The Deep Audio Video

Aretha Franklin has released the first single off her upcoming cover album, 'Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics' which is set for a release...

Advertisement

'Motown The Musical' Tours The US - But What Else Do We Love About Detroit Music?

If anywhere has a legendary music scene in North America, it's Detroit, Michigan. With a culture so rich in genre from Motown to rock, it's...

Aretha Franklin Lashes Out At Canadian Fast Food Join For Showing Her No Respect

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin has publically scolded an employee at Johnny Rockets, a Canadian fast food franchise, for being disrespectful. The accused waitress reportedly "screamed"...

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Was Not Served To Aretha Franklin In Ontario Fast Food Joint

Who could even have the nerve to treat Aretha Franklin without R-E-S-P-E-C-T? A Johnny Rockets server in Niagara Falls, Ontario, apparently. After an apology for...

Beyoncé "Honoured & Humbled" By Hall Of Fame Exhibition

Beyoncé's fabulous collection of stage outfits in addition to some of her red carpet looks will be the focus of a new exhibition hosted at...

Advertisement

Comments

Aretha Franklin Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Aretha Franklin

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All