Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Aretha Franklin Diagnosed with Cancer


Last week The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin underwent emergency surgery and now it's been revealed that she's been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

From WXYZ
Action News has learned that Aretha Franklin is battling pancreatic cancer.

A close family friend confirmed that this is the health issue that the 'Queen of Soul' is now facing.

Franklin underwent surgery on December 2, although it was not released what she was having surgery for. That procedure was successful. Shortly after surgery, Franklin thanked everyone who was thinking and praying for her.

Last month, Franklin announced she was canceling all further concert dates and appearances through

59 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess all of those people talking about Aretha and gastric bypass surgery are having to eat their words.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah.....

Looks like I am number 1.

Anonymous said...

oh my god. oh man.

Anonymous said...

OH GOD NO..TAKE ME INSTEAD! Bless her!

Anonymous said...

Aww man. I hope she can pull through. All of he siblings died from a form of cancer. Poor thing. :(

malika the sexy cynic said...

just like i thought, pancreatic cancer is one of the worst ones to have. good luck to her.

Anonymous said...

MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU MS> FRANKLIN!!! PEACE AND BLESSINGS.

Anonymous said...

This is sad news Aretha is truly a legend!!!

Anonymous said...

A voice like no other!

Anonymous said...

The family friend only confirmed that Aretha does in fact have cancer, however they did not specify what type of cancer.

Anonymous said...

Fuck YOU 6:15.You'll neva be the real numba 1.




LMAO cuz i'm numba 1

Anonymous said...

Oh and God bless Aretha.



LMA cuz i'm numba 1

Anonymous said...

I will pray for the Queen.

Anonymous said...

IM SO SORRY TO HEAR THIS, MAKE SHE BE HEAL....

Anonymous said...

Sad news. I will send her prayers.

Anonymous said...

@ Mslika - I hate to agree with you but that is so true. That cancer if not found early can spread rapidly throughout the body. My aunt died from it. She only lived 2 years after her diagnosis.

Anonymous said...

Pancreatic Cancer is deadly less than 25% people live 6 months after they make the diagnosis.

Anonymous said...

I hate to say this, but Black women that are overweight are likely to develop cancers 3 to 4 times the rate of white women. The Queen of Soul has been overweight for several decades now. It's a shame!!! I would hate for her to lose her life over this, however, it makes no damned since when you have money, cooks, trainers and people that have been telling her to lose weight and focus on her health issues at hand. I pray that she gets it together and get a new "lease on life".--ThatBKChick

GailS said...

I will include Aretha in my prayers. Long live the queen!

Anonymous said...

*says a prayer for Aretha*

Anonymous said...

I refuse, to let food KILL me!.....Just a thought

Anonymous said...

MAY GOD BLESS AND COVER HER THROUGH THESE TRYING TIMES...

Areatha is The Queen said...

Oh no!! No! Oh if there ever was a time for a miracle. I will pray for the Queen. Talk about a legend. Oh my goodness......

Anonymous said...

God bless Aretha.

THE QUEEN OF SOUL

Anonymous said...

Pancreatic cancer never has a good diagnosis. That is what Michael Landon died of.

Anonymous said...

Man she was on my bucket list too. I wanted to her in concert before I died... Please take 6:21 instead!

Anonymous said...

Oh no! Not The Queen. God Bless her and guide the doctors that care for her.

Anonymous said...

Definitely a true Queen and a Legend. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family Auntie ReRe.

Anonymous said...

God Bless Her.

Connie said...

Unfortunately, she'll die from this disease. There's no cure and there's no such thing as a pancreatic transplant. I'm not being nasty or pessimistic, just tellin the the truth. NO ONE SURVIVES pancreatic cancer. I wish her and her family the best.

Anonymous said...

@Connie

Pancreatic cancer is almost always a death sentence. By the time is is diagnosed, it's already too late. The survival rate is very small. I have heard of a few (very few) people who have survived it.

God does work miracles and I pray that he has one for The Queen, I will be praying for you, Aretha.

ELove said...

@Connie
I CAN'T Dispute what you're saying...

Several Female RELATIVES of mine have succumb to it and MY Favorite AUNT past away from it July in 2009 (Just DEVASTATING...)

Aretha will always be THE QUEEN of SOUL MUSIC !!!

Anonymous said...

God bless Aretha she is and will forever be the QUEEN of SOUL!

Sandra Rose burnt piece of crap! Reporting lies on the Queen! Miss Retha ain't ashamed, she isn't just going to run out there and get her stomach stapled.

I hope that Aretha beats the odds! She's had a tough life, but through it all she's been able to share her immaculate gift of song with the world.

Quiana said...

Oooo Aretha damn, I will pray for you girl you are a true Queen of Soul baby. I just pray that you get through this. You guys let's pray for her.

Anonymous said...

I didn't have a feeling about this when the blogs reported that she had cancelled her concerts. NOONE cancels concerts for gastric bypass because many performance contracts give almost no room for cancellations. It usually HAS to be SERIOUS illness because there is tons of money at stake.

Of all of the people that this should've happened to, Ms. Franklin IS NOT one of them. I'd like to know which stage she's in, the Enquirer is saying she has six months, and I suspect that someone at the hospital is leaking information about her health. I can't WAIT until someone sues the hospitals for leaking medical information.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like doctors performed the Whipple procedure. It's a MAJOR surgery and the doctor needs to be very experienced or things can go left very quickly. I'm scared for two reasons: Surgery at any age is dangerous, but at 68, I'd be very leary. Pancreatic cancer is so painful and will turn you into an evil person due to the pain.

This is too much during the holidays. She just has to pull through this, she's such an inspiration!

Anonymous said...

@Connie
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery in Feb.09 for pancreatic cancer. She is still alive and on the Supreme Court. If caught early you do have a chance to survive.

Anonymous said...

Ok by hearing this, I have to smoke a ultra phat ass blunt, or take a shit load of bong hits, go to the gym, blast her music, and just start a pray warrior circle for her!! There will always be one "QUEEN OF SOUL"!!! Mama Ree we prayin' for you!!

Anonymous said...

DAMMIT!! And yeah, please take 6:21 PM instead.

The Real Fedup said...

Oh wow....my prayers goes out to her and her family. Long live the QUEEN OF SOUL!

Abel said...

^^^Its DISAPPOINTING there have been disputes in comments; very disappointing. Shame to & upon those whom engage & encourage such unacceptable behaviour on this post.





^^OUR QUEEN OF SOUL & HER FAMILY HAVE MY SUPPORT AND WELL SENTIMENT.

Bee Gee said...

Man who DOESN'T have cancer? I'll be glad when these muhfuggas get tired of playing games with us little human puppets and turn the cancer switch off. My ladie's best friend was seemingly the picture of health. Super-health nut badass sista with no unhealthy habits. By the time she got symptoms enough to have herself checked out, she had cancer of the uterus that somehow spread to her brain. Did 6 months of chemo and seemed to be fine until a month ago when she suddenly blacked out from brain-swelling. She's stable now, but can no longer see out of her right eye.

Cancer is the fuckin scourge of humanity, man. Fuck what the FDA or any of these so-called organizations say. They simply represent the arrogance of mankind, thinking he's got everything figured out. Live life to the fullest, and just do whatchu wanna do in moderation - that's my motto to the grave. So if a nigga wanna get a lapdance and some bombass head while I'm chewin on a pork chop and throwin back some bombay sapphire and some muhfuggin James Brown bouncin off the walls.. I'ma do that shit once in a while. Cuz while Mr./Mrs. Perfect come up with sudden cancer at 40, George Burns is smokin at 90 and gettin daily handjobs from young models.

The Truth said...

Why Aretha! we don't need ANOTHER LEGEND DYING RIGHT NOW!

Anonymous said...

lol@ 6:31a.m. WELL YOU GO ON THEN. CAUSE I SURE IN HELL DONT WANNA TAKE NO BODY'S PLACE WHEN IT COMES TO BEING SICK OR DYING. MY TIME IS MY TIME, AND THEIR TIME IS THEIR TIME.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to watch the Blues Brothers now just so I can see her do that scene - you better think, think about what you tryinh to do to me yeah yeah... she was a true diva and annoying as f*ck but damn she was talented and EARNED the right to be a diva and annoying as f*ck so hats off to her I wish her the best - she will never be duplicated.

bogart4017 said...

We can't lose Aretha now. With Levi Stubbs, David Ruffin, James Brown and Wilson Pickett gone who is gonna testify about my favorite decade---the swinging 60's!!!

Anonymous said...

I hate to hear Aretha has pancreactic cancer. Just yesterday I read she has gastric bypass...Guess someone saw her losing weight and thoght it was gastric. No matter how rich you are if you don't accidently catch pancreatic cancer in very early stages you are sure to die within 6 months. Its a painful death. I'll pray she's in that 5% that caught it early enough to survive.

Anonymous said...

Wilson Pickett ain't gone. There was a sighting earlier in the week: http://ykydaw.net/2010/12/07/e.aspx

♫♥☆♪MoN!QU3♫♥☆♪ said...

I hope she'll pull through shes my fave vocalist of all time

Anonymous said...

My uncle was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and passed away six months later! RIP Uncle Cecil and God Bless you Queen of Soul, hoping you pull through.

Anonymous said...

poor woman.. my mom had uterine cancer and its an ugly disease.. runs in my family.. I think some of these cancers are airborne.. too many people with it.. I believe people who live in hot climates like cali have a greater chance of getting the disease.. look at how many celebrities have died fron some form of cancer who lived in cali at the time of death or in the past.. some places in cali have alot of radiation present.. i also believe certain forms of cancer are contagious.. some are environmental.. also there's a cure... the powers that be use disease to control the population.. cancer, AIDS, diabetes, and other diseases are used in that manor.. there is no sterilization.. so what better way to get rid of people???

JUST BEING TY!!!!!! said...

I pray that Arehta is healed from cancer!! We must learn to live & eat healthy, Aretha has way too much weighj on her & this is very unhealthy!!

Anonymous said...

wow that's what patrick swayze passed away from...damn i hope she pulls through!!

Anonymous said...

I worked on a project with Aretha Franklin over 10 years ago and she was smoking 5 packs a day then. We were amazed she could still sing! I imagine she never did kick that habit.

Anonymous said...

^^^She quit smoking in 93'.

Anonymous said...

Whattttt!!
Ms.Franklin needs to get better. I haven't met her yet and I'm not ready to c her starring in those 8track.album.tape and cd commercials..
..and I did not mean that 2b funny at all.

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for her. Cancer is a bitch. It took a very loved man of our family!

Anonymous said...

My aunt died from pancreatic cancer and she told me July, 2000 she had it and by early March she was gone. It is the worst form of cancer because noone on record has been shown to survive. Also, it literally eats you alive and my aunt went from being a nice size to maybe 70 pounds of that and it turned her into someone I did not recognize. In the end she made noises and sounds nooone had ever heard before and it was just pure torture on her. I will pray for Aretha because this form of cancer is tough.

Anonymous said...

WE ALL WILL BE PRAYING BECAUSE GOD HEARS OUR PRAYER AND THE BLESSING STARTING POURING DOWN SO LET US ALL PRAY FOR THE QUEEN OF SOUL GOD LOVE US ALL BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST AND BY HIS STRIPS WE CALL ON HEALINGON THE QUEEN OF SOUL

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