Aretha Franklin Fallen ‘Gravely Ill’

Aretha Franklin Fallen ‘Gravely Ill’

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Aretha Franklin performs onstage at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Commemorates Its 25th Year And Honors Founder Sir Elton John During New York Fall Gala at Cathedral of St. John the Divine on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

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At 76 years old, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin has fallen ‘gravely ill’, and her family are asking for prayers from her fans for her health battles. Aretha has struggled with obesity and other medical issues her entire life, but has become very ill at this point in time.

Ronald Martin, a close friend to Aretha Franklin and her family put out a statement about the current situation with Aretha. “Many of you are asking me to confirm the health status of @ArethaFranklin. Folks, I’ve known for several months,” he wrote. “The Queen is surrounded by loved ones. That’s all I will say for now. Please keep her, the family and her longtime support staff in your prayers.”

She retired from performing in 2017. She has won 20 Grammy’s (the most any female artists holds), 3 lifetime achievement awards, and was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Many celebrities have been sending The Queen of Soul their love on social media.

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