Prior to today's alarming news, plans had already been put in place to pay tribute to The Queen Of Soul at Madison Square Garden this fall. Fans and celebrities alike are paying homage to Franklin in hopes she will regain her strength despite the odds. The report mentions the possibility of numerous famous artists who wrote songs for Franklin or had their songs covered by Franklin performing, including Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Elton John and more.
Some of music's biggest stars have sent their love and support to Aretha Franklin, who is reportedly "seriously ill" and hospitalised in Detroit, Michigan.
An 18-time Grammy victor, numerous reports about Franklin's health in the past months have had her either seriously ill or completely fine. No more details were provided.
Franklin underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer in 2010, and has battled undisclosed health issues in recent years, cancelling several planned concerts earlier this year as a result. TMZ reported that people in the singer's circle were told two weeks ago that "she could go any time" and that her weight was down to 85 lbs. It was reported today that the singer's health is deteriorating rapidly and is expected to pass away sooner than later.
This year was to be her last on the road, though she said she would finish a recording project with Stevie Wonder. "That wouldn't be good either". But it seems like things are in a bad state for the Queen of Soul.She is loved around the world.