Aretha Franklin surgery "highly successful"
Published Dec 3 2010, 03:27 GMT | By Christian Tobin Aretha Franklin
has revealed that she has undergone "highly successful" surgery.
The 68-year-old went under the knife for an undisclosed complaint on Thursday, as fans held a public prayer vigil
for the singer's health.
In a statement, Franklin said: "The surgery was highly successful. God is still in control. I had superb doctors and nurses who were blessed by all the prayers of the city and the country."
She added: "God bless you all for your prayers!"
Franklin's cousin Brenda Corbett told The Detroit Free Press
that the singer is currently "in good spirits and resting comfortably".
Franklin was recently forced to cancel
all work commitments for six months under doctors' orders.