Aretha Franklin is reportedly alert, laughing, and talking

17 August, 2018, 17:01 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
  • Aretha Franklin gravely ill

Church attendees sing during a prayer vigil for Aretha Franklin, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 in Detroit.

Dozens, including ministers from multiple Detroit-area churches, gathered at New Bethel Baptist Church for a 5:00 a.m. (0900 GMT) service dedicated to Franklin, who influenced generations over a five-decade career.

Stevie Wonder visited the Queen of Soul on Tuesday according to her longtime publicist Gwendolyn Quinn confirmed to Us Weekly.

Aretha Franklin's family have shown their gratitude at the outpouring of love from fans across the world as the singer remains 'seriously ill'. "I'll have more details as I'm allowed to release", WDIV's Evrod Cassimy tweeted Monday morning.

In the interview with People magazine he went on to say that while the 76-year-old star "is sick", the family "believe she'll pull through it". "We hope you'll lift her up by listening and sharing her songs that have meant the most to you".

"Aretha Franklin has been ordered by her doctor to stay off the road and rest completely for at least the next two months", Franklin's management said in a statement at the time.

The event, a celebration of the 76 year-old singer's six decades in music, is reportedly slated to take place at Madison Square Garden on November 14 under the banner "Clive Davis Presents: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin".

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"Family is there with her".

In a lengthy post, he penned: "This is exclusive, and heart breaking for me and for the family and friends of the great Aretha Franklin".

Beyoncé and Jay-Z sent their love and well-wishes to Aretha Franklin by dedicating their Detroit OTR II show to the Queen of Soul.

And in New York City, fans have taken to redecorating the Franklin Street subway station in her honor.

"I loved how she has an ability to touch people's heart with her music", Johannessen said.

When asked if he wud give her the official grown, he replied: "Oh yeah, she deserves it".

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