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Aretha Franklin released from hospital, at home for the holidays

Kas04knc Aretha Franklin has been released from a Detroit hospital following recent surgery for an undisclosed condition, according to a statement issued Thursday by the singer’s spokeswoman, Tracey Jordan.

Since she entered the hospital, Detroit news outlets have widely reported that she has been battling pancreatic cancer. The statement said that her doctors deemed her surgery “highly successful,” and that she is expecting to spend the holidays at home with her family.

“I’ve been at home for almost three days now,” Franklin said in the statement. “My family and friends who brought me home are taking great care of me. I also have a private nurse who visits on a daily basis.  I’m hoping to be strong enough to go out and see the upcoming Sam Cooke play at the Music Hall in downtown Detroit before January 2, as well as a performance of ‘Dreamgirls’ at the FOX before it closes.”

-- Randy Lewis

Photo: Aretha Franklin performs in 2008. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

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Merry Christmas !!!!!

Ms.Franklin may our God contuine blessing you and your family as we alllllll travel on this jounery with you where our wonderful God is taking us.I said us because the whole world is with and beside you on this pathway.Prayers are going up to the most high power.We as a world love you with all of our hearts.My brother -n-law named me Ms.Aretha when we were teenager's and Charles Ray still calls me that to this day after55 years. We will contuine praying for you and your family and friends Ms.Frist Lady of S.O.U.L.


Go Aretha! I admire your longevity- I hope you continue to be as healthy as you can with whatever condition or conditions you have. You also need to make another Snickers commercial- I laugh every time I see that! Happy Holidays, Aretha, and God Bless.

im glad she feels better i just want to say i like your songs it makes me feel great

will keep you lifted up to our lord and savior, for the lord he is good and he is able to do what no other can do praise his holy name
a fan of your
in his care

Dear Aretha,
There's no place like home........ENJOY! Hope you are up and feeling better soon. It's not fun feeling bad. Best Wishes for a quick recovery.
Love Sheila Bowling-a Long Time Fan

P.s. Keep making that beautiful for us and all the world.

It is good to be in the service of the Lord. God has had you on His mind from the beginning of creation. You are special to him. It does not feel good to be under the weather. Believe that my thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. Continiue to be strong in the power and might of our Lord, Jesus Christ. He has YOU in his best interest always!
God be with you,
A friend of God from Georgia


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