Published On: Mon, Aug 13th, 2018

Aretha Franklin Is ‘Gravely Ill’ And Surrounded By Family In Detroit, ‘Showbiz 411’ Reports

Aretha Franklin Is 'Gravely Ill' And Surrounded By Family In Detroit, 'Showbiz 411' Reports

A new report from Showbiz 411 suggests that the “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin, is “gravely ill” in her hometown of Detroit.

While he didn’t divulge too many details about the situation, Showbiz 411 founder Roger Friedman wrote on Sunday evening that Franklin, 76, is currently surrounded by family and other loved ones, who have asked for prayers and privacy for the legendary singer. It wasn’t specified in the original report whether Franklin is hospitalized or not, but sources such as BET suggested that she is in “serious condition” at a Detroit hospital.

“She will be so missed as a mother, sister, friend, cousin,” Friedman added.

“But her legacy is larger than life. It’s not just that Rolling Stone called her the number one singer of all time, or that she is the Queen of Soul. Long live the Queen.”

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Aretha Franklin Is ‘Gravely Ill’ And Surrounded By Family In Detroit, ‘Showbiz 411’ Reports