If you believe in the power of prayer you might want to say one for Aretha Franklin tonight. The Queen of Soul is reportedly battling pancreatic cancer.
The ailing Aretha Franklin -- who had major surgery just last week-- has pancreatic cancer, according to the Detroit News.I couldn't agree more.
Citing a "source familiar with the situation," the News report says the disease is what prompted Franklin to take six months off; the Queen of Soul's publicist, however, has not yet confirmed that information.
After her surgery last week, Franklin released a statement that characterized the procedure as "highly successful." A specific prognosis for the legendary singer, who is 68, has not yet been given. Here's hoping she rebounds and start singing about R-E-S-P-E-C-T very soon.