After "highly successful" surgery

Soul legend Aretha Franklin has been released from hospital following "highly successful" surgery for an undisclosed illness.

Franklin released a statement through her publicist in which she sounded upbeat, saying "I've been at home for almost three days now. "My family and friends who brought me home are taking great care of me. I also have a private nurse who visits on a daily basis. I'm hoping to be strong enough to go out and see the upcoming Sam Cooke play at the Music Hall in Downtown Detroit before January 2, as well as a performance of Dreamgirls at the FOX before it closes."

Rumours suggested the 68 year old singer is battling pancreatic cancer with a survival rate for her age estimated at just 5-10% although these remain officially unconfirmed.

All at Clash send her our best wishes and hope she has a restful and happy Christmas.


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