Aretha Franklin denies cancer, insists she's in good health

Last month, when it was reported that Aretha Franklin had pancreatic cancer, the prognosis looked grim.

Fortunately, not only is the legendary singer cancer-free, she might have another two decades of performance time. Franklin has confirmed in a new interview with Access Hollywood that she never had pancreatic cancer, despite reports to the contrary. “There was just so many wild things out there and just so many things being said that weren’t true… I just felt I needed to address it a little.”

Although she did not elaborate on her actual health concerns, The Queen of Soul did note that doctors believe her recent surgery  “is going to add 15 to 20 more years” to her life.

Franklin also said she plans to resume touring May, which will include rescheduled dates from her canceled December performances. Good news all around.


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