October 21, 2016  

Having 'Successful' Surgery, Aretha Franklin Thankful to God and Doctors

December 3, 2010 (9:17 am) GMT
The singer has released a statement following her surgery on December 2 to thank her fans for their support, saying 'God bless you all for your prayers!'

Soul queen is recovering well after undergoing "successful" surgery for a mystery ailment. The "I Say A Little Prayer" hitmaker was admitted to a Detroit, Michigan hospital for a procedure on Thursday, December 2 and has now spoken out to assure fans the operation went well.

In a statement she says, "The surgery was highly successful. God is still in control. I had superb doctors and nurses whom were blessed by all the prayers of the city and the country. God bless you all for your prayers!"

Franklin's health has been at the center of much speculation recently after doctors ordered her to cancel all concert dates and personal appearances scheduled until May 2011, including a Christmas concert in her adopted hometown of Detroit on December 9 this year.


  1. Lindsay Lohan Is Facing Bankruptcy After Failing to Pay Rent on $4.2M London Flat
  2. Kanye West Shares Emotional Throwback Video of Kim Kardashian on Her 36th Birthday
  3. Anne Hathaway Admits She Faked Happiness During Her 2013 Oscar Win
  4. 'Real Housewives of Miami' Star Larsa Splits From Husband Scottie Pippen Amid Future Romance Rumor
  5. Former Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock Gives Birth to Baby Boy
  6. Jennifer Lawrence to Lead Zelda Fitzgerald Biopic
  7. Kim Kardashian's Family Shares Throwbacks and Birthday Wishes as She Turns 36
  8. Chris Pratt to Return to TV as Guest Star on His Wife Anna Faris' 'Mom'