Singer and ‘Queen Of Soul’,Aretha Franklin is currently in hospice care and her family says that her health is failing due to cancer.According to a close friend she has lost weight and is currently 86 pounds. The 76-year-old singer is currently surrounded by loved ones but she is conscious and responsive.
The singer cancelled a handful of concerts this year raising eyebrows.Unknown to the public she took a break to focus on her health.Celebrities such as Missy Elliot and Mariah Carey took to social media to send her well wishes.
The’We belong together’ singer tweeted,”Praying for the queen of soul.”
The singer announced last year that she would no longer be touring and most people thought she was finally retiring.The singer has won several Grammy Awards,Soul Train Awards and a VH1 Diva Award.The singer also had a street named after her in Detroit.She was given the presidential medal of freedom by president George Bush and performed in Obama’s 2009 inauguration ceremony.
The singer took the world by storm in 1961 when she released her first single’Wont be long’ when she was only 18 years old. Her family and friends who are currently in a Detroit are asking members of the public to pray for the singer.