Aretha Franklin Released from Michigan Hospital
This post was edited on Thursday, Nov. 4
I know nothing about this other than this very brief press statement I was sent less than five minutes ago. I would assume that more information will be forthcoming when and if Ms. Franklin and her people wish for it to be released. Until then, let’s all just keep her and her family in our thoughts and prayers.
Detroit- Legendary Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin was released from Sinai Grace Hospital on Saturday, October 30th following a brief stay. The Grammy Award-winning songstress was admitted to the hospital at the recommendation of her doctors.
Franklin is resting comfortably at home, but is anxious to get back on the road to perform for her countless fans around the world. Ms. Franklin added, “I would like to thank my friends, fans and supporters for all the beautiful flowers and their many well wishes.”
The Associated Press later reported the following on Thursday:
DETROIT — Aretha Franklin is canceling all concert dates and personal appearances through May on the orders of her doctors, the singer’s spokeswoman said Thursday.
The news came two days after the announcement that Franklin had been released over the weekend from a Detroit hospital following a brief stay. Publicist Tracey Jordan said Tuesday Franklin was “resting comfortably at home, but is anxious to get back on the road to perform for her countless fans around the world.”
Jordan wouldn’t say Thursday whether the events were related, nor did she offer any details about the 68-year-old Franklin’s condition.
“Her doctors have required her” to cancel the appearances, Jordan told The Associated Press.
It’s been a tumultuous several months for the Queen of Soul, whose hits include “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Chain of Fools” and her signature song, “Respect.”
Her adult son, Eddie, was beaten by three men at a Detroit gas station in September. And a month earlier, she broke ribs in a fall, causing her to miss two free concerts in New York.
One of the shows now being canceled is a Christmas concert scheduled for Detroit’s Fox Theatre on Dec. 9. Theater operator Olympia Entertainment said the show was being called off “due to medical reasons.”
Franklin, one of the most honored singers in American history, has won numerous Grammys, the National Medal of Arts, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.