Aretha Franklin is in hospice care

14 August, 2018, 19:39 | Author: Ethel Goodwin
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Even though friends have disclosed the Respect singer has been ill for a long time, her family remain hopeful she will pull through. Evrod Cassimy, an anchor for Local 4 in Detroit, broke the news and claimed the 18-time Grammy victor was "resting and surrounded by family and friends".

CNN reported early on Tuesday morning she is now in hospice care at her home.

Tim told People magazine: "She's alert, laughing, teasing, able to recognise people".

"We believe she'll pull through, she believes she'll pull through it, and that's the important thing", he said.

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is said to be gravely ill and now receiving hospice care in Detroit.

Franklin's last album, "A Brand New Me", released in 2017, remixed her vintage vocals with newly recorded arrangements. She is asking for your prayers at this time.




In February of 2017, Franklin announced that she would stop touring, but she continued to book concerts.

Don't count out the Queen of Soul just yet as her family reports Aretha Franklin is smiling and laughing and resting easy, according to PEOPLE. No more details were provided.

Fans and friends, including Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott, offered prayers and well wishes to Queen of Soul after news of her falling seriously ill spread.

While the duo were performing at Ford Field in Franklin's hometown of Detroit, they told the singer "we love you" and thanked her for her "beautiful music", the Detroit Free Press reported.

Franklin cancelled planned concerts earlier this year after she was ordered by her doctor to stay off the road and rest up.

Franklin's last known performance was at a private gala for the Elton John AIDS Foundation last November.

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