Aretha Franklin Pulls Out Of Public Appearances Do To Health
The Queen of Soul, has been forced to pull out of several upcoming appearances including Major League Baseball luncheon where she will be honored this weekend. Find out why and what she has to say about it here.
Aretha Franklin is 71-years old and for the last few years has had some medical issues. Though, the Queen of Soul has never directly listed the actual source of those issues, she recently sat down with the Associated Press to shed a little light on her situation. The legendary soul singer said, "I'm not one to go into my personal health things." However, categorized her ailment as being common among women.
Mrs. Franklin also was understandably worried about pulling out of shows saying, "Anytime you have cancellations you should be concerned. But all prayer is good, and keep me in your prayers until I'm 100 percent, not 85, and back on stage. My treatments are going very well," she said. "My last CAT scan, my doctor at the CAT scan and everyone who sees this says that this is miraculous, absolutely miraculous" adding that pulling out of various public appearances is a sign of improving health.
In more good news, the Queen revealed that she's back in the studio putting the finishing touches on a new album. , the 71-year-old soul singer revealed to the Associated Press. In a phone call with AP Tuesday (Aug. 22), Franklin said she's on the mend and working on an new album. "My treatments are going very well," she said. "My last CAT scan, my doctor at the CAT scan and everyone who sees this says that this is miraculous, absolutely miraculous."
Though she's gonna be forced to miss events, like the upcoming Major League Baseball luncheon and the U.S. Open tennis championship in New York City next week, Mrs. Franklin says it's all necessary for her recovery adding, "Nothing is more important than my health."
Speaking of which, she's already dropped over 80 pounds and continues to keep her diet in check and her blood pressure down. As far as other performances, if all continues to go well, Franklin is still on board to hit Radio City Music Hall next February, and teased about the Big Apple, "I could very well still get there this year."
We certainly wish her speedy recovery.