Posted in music on December 9, 2010

Aretha Franklin

"Soul singer Aretha Franklin, who underwent surgery for an unspecified illness Thursday after canceling concert dates through May, has cancer, a Detroit TV station reports.

WJBK Fox 2 in Detroit cites a family member in confirming a National Enquirer print-edition report Wednesday that specifically mentioned pancreatic cancer, the disease that claimed Patrick Swayze and Michael Landon. Franklin's rep had no comment for the Detroit News, which cited a source "familiar with the situation" in its cancer report." [LA Times]

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Comments (14)

who?

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 11:18 AM

What? Where? When? How?

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 11:26 AM

Aretha Franklin was the original drummer for Beach Fossils.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 11:33 AM

Sad, she is a legend.

Posted by Buckeye Football | December 9, 2010 11:43 AM

i heard they threw her out of the band because she wasn't enough of a diva to throw her drums into the hudson

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 11:45 AM

She sings better than that Meg White drummer chick..They should make her a lead singer...

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 11:49 AM

On a more serious note I hope for the best for her.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 11:50 AM

The fact that anyone is making remotely disparaging remarks about the queen of soul at a time like this is downright repugnant. Some of you people are truly vile and will likely receive your karma in kind. Good luck with that.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 12:14 PM

^ I agree but I think all the comments are more of inside jokes more so than a slight on Aretha..ie making fun of the Who? guy and the Beach Fossils blow up awhile back...

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 12:18 PM

Inside jokes on BV...

Alex, what is the saddest form of humor.

Correct for $200

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 1:00 PM

^ Dude that crap has to be a daily double, balls to the wall bid, no?

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 1:10 PM

Get well soon.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 2:02 PM

girrrrrrllllll...

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 3:38 PM

You can MEHke fun of all the shitty hipster bands you want (hell I do it all the time)... but come on. Aretha!

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 8:52 PM

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