*Wendy Williams’ trademark “How you Doin’?” took on deeper meaning Wednesday when it was directed to none other than Aretha Franklin.

A month after surgery in Detroit for an undisclosed ailment, the Queen of Soul called in to “The Wendy Williams Show,” telling the host her health is “superb” and that she was relaxing at a casino hotel in her hometown.

Franklin said she hopes to begin traveling soon, and that she’ll be “looking for a fabulous beach.”

She says she has two more weeks of down time as she continues her recovery, and vowed to reschedule the concert dates she missed. [Scroll down to watch.]

Franklin’s voice was strong and steady during the interview, and she hinted she was dating someone.

With the exception of written statements and print interviews with Jet magazine, this was one of the first times the 68-year-old Franklin has been heard since the Dec. 2 procedure. She was reported to have undergone surgery for pancreatic cancer.