Keeping Aretha Franklin in our prayers

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Keeping Aretha Franklin in our prayers

Post  Adric on Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:15 pm

Aretha Franklin Has Pancreatic Cancer Sending Aretha best wishes and prayers. I had the fortune of meeting her in 1998 when I was doing janitorial work at the Marcus Center For Performing Arts in Milwaukee, WI. She was performing there that night and I met her while cleaning her dressing room. I can't express enough how incredibly polite she was. We only talked for abnout 5 minutes, but she was very impressed with my knowledge of her career. She autographed me an expensive bottle of champagne. Like an idiot, I drank it rather than saved it, but I got soooo giddy hah. Anywho, Aretha is an amazing woman with a heart of gold and I pray she gets through this.
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Post  misery guts on Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:07 am

Yes, she's had an impressive life, and an impressive voice. Get well soon Neutral
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Post  misery guts on Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:41 am

Apparently she's on the mend, and has been home for 3 days Smile
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Post  misery guts on Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:04 am

In 2010, Franklin suffered a pain in her side which she said, "was so hard it almost brought me to my knees." After continuing a concert tour, the pain recurred, and she subsequently underwent surgery for an undisclosed ailment. At this time, rumors surfaced that she was suffering from pancreatic cancer. In discussing the events in 2011, she has said that this was not the case and that her doctor told her, "the surgery that you just had is going to add 15 to 20 more years to your life."

She got engaged last Sunday, and is planning to marry in the Summer Exclamation
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Post  Adric on Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:22 pm

Very Happy That's great news! It was sure looking touch and go there for a while .... as was with George Michael. Very glad they're back on their feet.
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Post  misery guts on Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:08 pm

Heh, we spoke too soon, the wedding's off confused
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Post  misery guts on Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:41 am

I guess describing her as "going from strength to strength" is tempting fate, but nevertheless:

Aretha Franklin Receives Honorary Degree From Harvard, Sings National Anthem

George H.W. Bush, Aretha Franklin, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and five others were honored at Thursday's commencement.

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Post  misery guts on Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:04 am

Recently had a critical success on the David Letterman Show:

Rolling In The Deep

Still got it queen
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Post  misery guts on Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:44 am

She seems to have been quiet lately, and now plans to be quiet permanently:

Aretha to retire after final album with Stevie Wonder

Or partial retirement, anyway... "my last year in concert".
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