Posted: Dec 8, 2010 1:48 pm
Aretha Franklin Has Pancreatic Cancer UPDATE: WJBK FOX 2 News in Detroit confirms that Franklin has cancer. A family insider told the station that she's doing, "OK," but they ask for the public's prayers. PREVIOUSLY: A week after undergoing surgery for a mystery illness, the National Enquirer reports (via PopCrunch) that famed singer Aretha Franklin has incurable pancreatic cancer. The surgery, labeled a success, came under mysterious circumstances. This is the first time this illness has been reported. In November, she canceled all concerts through May 2011 due to "medical reasons." The Enquirer's report lists pancreatic survival rates at 5-10%, and even lower for someone of Franklin's age and weight.