*Turns out Aretha Franklin was hospitalized late last month after falling ill and having to cancel a gig in Virginia “on doctor’s orders.”
In a statement released by her new publicist Tracey Jordan, the Queen of Soul was released from Detroit’s Sinai Grace Hospital on Saturday (Oct. 30) “following a brief stay.”
Jordan refused to comment on the specific nature of Franklin’s ailment.
“Franklin is resting comfortably at home, but is anxious to get back on the road to perform for her countless fans around the world,” Jordan said.
“I would like to thank my friends, fans and supporters for all the beautiful flowers and their many well wishes,” Franklin stated.