The Queen of Soul is asking everyone to R-E-S-P-E-C-T her privacy as she recovers from her recent health problems. She also refuses to address recent rumors that she has pancreatic cancer.

“I am not going to even deal with that,” she says in her latest interview with Jet Magazine. “I don’t have to talk about my health with anybody other than my doctors. The problem has been resolved.”

And don’t expect Franklin to divulge details of her illness anytime soon. “I am not one to do a lot of talking about my personal health or business,” she says. “There are a lot of people who will talk about anything, as long as there is somebody listening. But I am not one of those people. That’s not Aretha.”

In all, the legendary diva thanks her fans for their support and wants them to know she is doing doing well and “feeling great.” She adds, “Please continue to respect my privacy as I continue to recover.”


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