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    Thu, 16 Dec 2010 10:25:12

    Aretha Franklin Out of the Hospital and Doing Well - She is being seen by a private nurse

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    Ailing diva Aretha Franklin is out of the hospital and home recuperating. "My family and friends who brought me home are taking great care of me. I also have a private nurse who visits on a daily basis," the Queen of Soul, 68, said in a statement. She continued, "I'm hoping to be strong enough to go out and see the upcoming Sam Cooke play at the Music Hall in downtown Detroit before January 2, as well as a performance of Dreamgirls at the FOX before it closes," she said, indicating her optimism and positive mental attitude.

    "The Queen of Soul is in great spirits and very happy to be home where she will be resting in anticipation of spending the upcoming holiday season with her family," her rep also said, without revealing exactly what Franklin's exact illness is. It has been reported that 'Retha has pancreatic cancer, which is a particularly aggressive form of the disease.

    Are you saying prayers for Aretha Franklin?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    12.16.10




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