Following surgery for an undisclosed ailment, Detroit songstress Aretha Franklin is back at home in time for the holidays.
Earlier this week, 68-year old Franklin was discharged from a Detroit hospital after undergoing surgery that her doctors deemed “highly successful.”
That according to a release by a Franklin spokesperson, who said 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 holidays with her family.
“I’ve been at home for almost three days now. 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,” Franklin said in a statement, adding plugs for other upcoming Motown performances.
“ 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.
Neither Franklin nor her publicist have commented on unverified reports last week that the singer is suffering from Pancreatic cancer.