Aretha Franklin Is Alive And Well, Despite What You Read On That Blog

If, like most, you checked social media first thing this morning and noticed #ArethaFranklin trending, it was because the internet was spreading vicious tweets saying the Queen of Soul was on her deathbed. Aretha Franklin‘s extreme weight loss and reports claiming she’s battling cancer has fans all over the world in a complete uproar.

Despite posts from some of the top blogs around, members of Franklin’s camp have confirmed she is in fact alive and well. TV personality Shaun Robinson took to Twitter Tuesday morning stating:

Good Morning, Everyone. I just spoke to one of Ms. Franklin’s family friends in my hometown Detroit. They spoke to Aretha moments ago and asked me to tell you please don’t believe this news that was trending. Have a good day.


Above Aretha Franklin was pictured performing at Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Gala on November 7.

We’re glad to learn Aretha Franklin is doing well and will keep you posted on any developments.


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