aretha franklin Aretha Franklin cancer report true, family member confirmsIt has been confirmed that legendary singer Aretha Franklin has cancer. A unidentified family member shared the sad news with Fox News 2 in Detroit. Another relative is saying that her family is very concerned, but also says she is doing “okay.”

]]>cites the National Enquirer as singing she has incurable pancreatic cancer and only has one year to live.

This announcement follows last week’s news that Franklin underwent surgery, but no details regarding the procedure were released. Before undergoing surgery, “The Queen of Soul” canceled all of her concert dates through May 2011 for “medical reasons.” Franklin issued this statement following her Dec. 2 surgery:

The surgery was highly successful. God is still in control. I had superb doctors and nurses whom were blessed by all the prayers of the city and the country. God bless you all for your prayers! — The Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin In August, the singer suffered a fall, which broke her ribs and  caused her to miss two free concerts in New York.

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