*The Associated Press is reporting that Aretha Franklin is out of surgery and has calling the undisclosed procedure “highly successful.”
In a statement released this afternoon to the AP, the Queen of Soul thanks well-wishers for their prayers, adding: “God is still in control. I had superb doctors and nurses whom were blessed by all the prayers of the city and the country.”
Franklin did not say what she was being treated for in the statement, according to the AP.
Last month, the 68-year-old singer announced she was canceling all concert dates and personal appearances through May on the orders of her doctors.