Music legend, Aretha Franklin has responded to her death rumours which broke out on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
According to the Queen of soul, during an exclusive statement with US Weekly, she assured her fans that she is still thriving well.
When the hashtag #RipArethaFranklin began trending on Twitter, Tuesday morning, the legendary singer, 75, told Us, “I’m doing well generally, all test have come back good.”
“I’ve lost a lot of weight due to side effects of medicine, it affects your weight … Thanxxxx for your concern,” she added in an emailed statement to US Weekly
The post read: “It Is With Sad News That We Announce the Passing Of The ‘Queen Of Soul’ Aretha Franklin 1942-2017.” Fans immediately reacted, assuming the tweet was true.
Shaun Robinson a Hollywood actress who also doubles as Aretha’s spokesperson debunked the rumors on Twitter.
It would be recalled that earlier in the year, Aretha Franklin announced that she would be retiring from music. While granting an interview with Detroit TV station WDIV Local 4 in February, she said
Aretha Franklin is the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
Thank goodness she’s okay.