Prayer vigil held for Aretha Franklin
From the Associated Press.
DETROIT — A community prayer vigil has been held in Detroit for Aretha Franklin, a day before organizers say the singing legend is to undergo a medical procedure.
City Councilwoman JoAnn Watson and others gathered downtown Wednesday to pray for Franklin. Last month, the 68-year-old singer announced she was canceling all concert dates and personal appearances through May on the orders of her doctors.
Franklin wasn’t at the vigil, but in a statement she thanked the City Council, saying “all prayers are good.”
A news release announcing the vigil says Franklin’s medical procedure is scheduled for Thursday. A message seeking comment was left with Franklin’s publicist, Tracey Jordan.
(Note: Early last month Ms. Franklin was briefly hospitalized. More on that HERE. There has not, as of yet, been a public statement as to the nature of her health problems, but my prayers are with Ms. Franklin and her family.)