Report: Aretha Franklin Suffering From Pancreatic Cancer

Aretha Franklin performs after she was inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame at the 2010 Apollo Theater Spring Benefit Concert & Awards Ceremony at The Apollo Theater in New York City on June 14, 2010 Aretha Franklin performs after she was inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame at the 2010 Apollo Theater Spring Benefit Concert & Awards Ceremony at The Apollo Theater in New York City on June 14, 2010

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is reportedly suffering from cancer.

According to Detroit’s WJBK FOX 2, a relative of the singer told reporter Al Allen that the singer is suffering from the disease. Another relative reportedly said the family is very concerned for the music legend.

Another report from the Detroit News claimed that Franklin has pancreatic cancer, according to a source familiar with the situation.

A rep for the singer was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Access Hollywood.

As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, earlier this month, Franklin had surgery for an undisclosed reason.

“The surgery was highly successful,” the music icon said in a statement to Access at the time. “God is still in control. I had superb doctors and nurses whom were blessed by all the prayers of the city and the country. God bless you all for your prayers!”

Last month, the multi Grammy-winning music legend announced that she was canceling all concert dates and personal appearances through May.

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