Fans of Aretha Franklin are standing by for an update of the singer’s health after entertainment site Showbiz 411 reported the soul legend “gravely ill”.
While there has been no official confirmation of Aretha’s condition, Showbiz 411 reports that she is ‘surrounded by family and people close to her’.
In December 2017, Aretha Franklin released a statement after rumours of her death started circulating on social media. She said at the time, “I’m doing well generally, all tests have come back good. I’ve lost a lot of weight due to side effects of medicine, it affects your weight … Thanxxxx for your concern.”
Aretha Franklin last performed at the Ravinia Festival in Illinois on 3 September, 2017.