Earlier today anchor Evrod Cassimy of WDIV Local 4 in Detroit broke the news that his dear friend Aretha Franklin has fallen “gravely ill.”
BREAKING NEWS: I am so saddened to report that the Queen of Soul and my good friend, Aretha Franklin is gravely ill. I spoke with her family members this morning. She is asking for your prayers at this time. I’ll have more details as I’m allowed to release.
— Evrod Cassimy (@EvrodCassimy) August 13, 2018
According to TMZ the music icon is down to 86 pounds, and friends and family have been told to prepare themselves as “she could go at any time.” A source revealed to TMZ that the illness Franklin is suffering from is cancer, although what kind has yet to be specified. The singer has had a few health scares over the last few years, but still managed to perform on a limited basis. Her most recent performance was in November at Elton John’s AIDS Foundation event.
The story is still developing but for now we are sending good vibes to the one and only Queen Of Soul.