Aretha Franklin battling cancer
Published Dec 8 2010, 20:52 GMT | By Mike Moody Aretha Franklin
is currently battling cancer, it has been reported.
A relative of the singer told Fox 2 News
in Detroit that Franklin has the disease and that her family is very concerned about her health.
They added that Franklin is doing "okay" and ask that fans keep the star in their prayers and thoughts.
It is thought that she has incurable pancreatic cancer, but her family have yet to confirm this.
Franklin underwent surgery
last Thursday, although did not disclose then what she was suffering from.