Beyoncé Dedicates Detroit Concert to Ailing Aretha Franklin

14 August, 2018, 17:06 | Author: Christina Harvey
  • Respect was a giant hit for Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin who was just 25 when the track was released

"She was telling me she rides around the city every now and then - she talks about how attractive it is again", Fakir said.

Opening the show, DJ Khaled got the crowd excited when he played one of Franklin's biggest hits, "Respect". "You feel more American when you hear her sing", Lydia said yesterday. In 2010, Rolling Stone magazine put her at the top of its list of the 100 greatest singers of all time, male or female. She is also surrounded by her family and friends according to United States media. "I spoke with her family members this evening".

The Associated Press also reported that Franklin, 76, is "seriously ill," and noted that the singer has been battling undisclosed health issues in recent years.

"It was a miraculous show as Aretha was already then fighting exhaustion and dehydration", Friedman wrote, describing the Philadelphia performance.

Robert Smith, the current pastor at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit where Ms. Franklin's father was the reverend, told AFP that Franklin's representatives asked him on Monday to "keep praying for her".

A prayer vigil will be held at New Bethel Baptist Church for Aretha Wednesday at 5 a.m.




Her last performance was on November 2, 2017 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in NY.

She was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. "My love, prayers and warm thoughts are with Aretha Franklin", Paula Abdul said. She took her mother.

"She did not want people to know and she didn't make it public", the source said.

A sad day for the world today as we learn the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin's health is declining.

And in January 2009, Franklin sang at Barack Obama's presidential inauguration.

Franklin said she felt "exuberant" about her plans and at the time vowed to continue to do "some select things, many one a month, for six months out of the year".

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