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BREAKING: Aretha Franklin Has Pancreatic Cancer

We reported a while back that the 68-year-old Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, had to cancel some shows due to an undisclosed health issue, now media reports have revealed that the issue is pancreatic cancer.  Find out the deets inside...

 

Earlier todayThe Detroit News cited a source familiar Aretha's situation for the cancer diagnosis, an illness which the report pointed out has a poor prognosis.  And also, the Fox affiliate station in Detroit, where she calls home and her current residence, gave the same diagnosis citing a close relative as the source. Their report said she was doing "OK."

Our prayers go out to the Queen and her family.

We'll keep you posted as this develops....

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The Lord giveth and cancer

The Lord giveth and cancer ruineth the day. Blessed be the name of the Lord.
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Anonymous's picture

I'm praying for the Queen and

I'm praying for the Queen and I hope she holds on. We can't afford to lose our beloved Queen. My prays goes out to Aretha and her family that they keep faith and be strong.
Nappy Head Tar Baby's picture

My heartfelt prayers are with

My heartfelt prayers are with Ms. Franklin and her family through this very difficult ordeal, God Bless.
P's picture

Nooooooooo! I mean

Nooooooooo! I mean damn...first luther, barry, james, mike, I can' t take it!
lockstress's picture

oh no

oh no
Anonymous's picture

From what Inside Edition

From what Inside Edition said, it's possibly the incurable kind that Patrick Swayze had.
Lisa's picture

My cousin died of pancreatic

My cousin died of pancreatic cancer a few years back. He was only in his early 40's. THis is a VERY aggresive form of cancer. He died 6 months after he was diagonsed....and he was a nurse. I am praying for Aretha.
Anonymous's picture

My grandmother died of

My grandmother died of pancreatic cancer and it is so devasting. Aretha is in my prayers. I pray for strength in her body and spirit.
SweetDivaT's picture

My prayers go out to the

My prayers go out to the Queen and her family.
Lashunn's picture

My heart goes out to her!

My heart goes out to her! This is 1 of the hardest cancers to cure! I hope she gets thru this difficult time!
Anonymous Chic's picture

Prayers and love go out to

Prayers and love go out to the Queen Aretha!! Cancer is a ....
Diva's picture

As long as I've been on this

As long as I've been on this earth there has been Aretha! GOD is able, and in this case with her faith based background, if anyone can beat it, she can. Here's praying for a speedy recovery to the Queen of Soul, there is none other that can come close.
Arbor Mist Is the Bomb!'s picture

This is a tough cancer to

This is a tough cancer to beat but I hear there has been some advances made in battling it. I just hope it was caught early. I wish her all the best.
JustSaying's picture

damn :(

damn :(
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yesok's picture

I knew something was up when

I knew something was up when the Detroit people gave Aretha that prayer vigil, God please save the Queen, I like a lot of people came out of the womb listening to Aretha Franklin. I won't this to not be true hell who has gotten used to the term the late Michael Jackson not me,now this. Aretha is an icon and she is one of few I stan for no matter what
sportstalk23's picture

Unthinkable...I hope she gets

Unthinkable...I hope she gets better soon!
MT's picture

Damn... my mouth aint drop

Damn... my mouth aint drop and I havent been shocked in a looong time. Some people are just so legendary and have been here for all of our known lives we just feel like they're sorta invincible... damn
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My prayers will got out to

My prayers will got out to Queen Aretha and also to those spewing hateful things about the WORD on this post!!! IMO the comments section on YBF is giving MTO and S.ROSE a run for the money and I am past over it!!!! Between the spam, booty ads, and sedistic comments why would the site owner even want this to represent them!! Lets not forget the BLACK ENTERPRISE interview and photo op YBF!!! LETS DO BETTER!!! LIVE UP TO WHAT YOU PREACHED IN B.E. MAG!!! SMDH
NO HATE!!!'s picture

Queen Ri will be in my

Queen Ri will be in my prayers.. :(
lovinricb's picture

Sad...Queen Ri will be in my

Sad...Queen Ri will be in my prayers.... :(
lovinricb's picture

this is sad..I had a cousin

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Prayers going out to Aretha

Prayers going out to Aretha and her family. Cancer is taking far too many lives.
Kd's picture

What tragic and unnerving

What tragic and unnerving news, May God continue to comfort and console her. I have to agree with the other posters, the comments on YBF have become toxic, and irrationally negative. I am hesistant to even read the commentary. This site could truly benefit from having a Moderator and not be a safe harbor for everything unbecoming and ignorant.
TruthSeeker57's picture

OMG...my prayers go out!!!

OMG...my prayers go out!!!
ForRealThou's picture

Aretha Franklin is my

Aretha Franklin is my grandma's favorite singer!!!! I hope she recovers and I will keep her in my prayers THE QUEEN OF SOUL!!!!!!!!!
GlitternGold's picture

Prayers to Aretha and family.

Prayers to Aretha and family. We love and will always love you. You are part of the era that brought us real music and we will always be greatful for your music. I will always love your version of "Mary Don't You Weep". You know the Lord and you are in his hands. God Bless
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Co sign 100%.....And after

Co sign 100%.....And after reading these hateful comments about a Legend who grew up in the church and believes in God and is facing the battle of her life, Most of these ppl are sick and just down right ignorant...And with that being said " This will be my last time coming on this blog period".....I refuse to subject myself to such hateful, small minded, negative ppl....PEACE!!!!
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Natasha's blog has the best pictures and she keeps them coming all day, but her commenters are bringing this blog down. I am a grown women who likes a lil gossip in her day but damn, these commenters need Dr. Phill. And not all black blogs are like this, there are ones where you can have a debate without the word Hater in it. I will try to stick to looking at pictures only.
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Natasha's blog has the best

Natasha's blog has the best pictures and she keeps them coming all day, but her commenters are bringing this blog down. I am a grown women who likes a lil gossip in her day but damn, these commenters need Dr. Phill. And not all black blogs are like this, there are ones where you can have a debate without the word Hater in it. I will try to stick to looking at pictures only.
DROCK's picture

the devil is LOOSE in ALL the

the devil is LOOSE in ALL the world! wherever you go, there will be some kind of foolishness. peace!
THATS THE WORD's picture

Damn I will be keeping her

Damn I will be keeping her and her loved ones in my prayers. I love Aretha! Please pull through this!
Smitten's picture

o wow..she will be in ma

o wow..she will be in ma prayers
remONA 's picture

I REALLY HOPE AND PRAY THAT

I REALLY HOPE AND PRAY THAT SHE BEATS THIS.
AMBRIELLE's picture

A lot of these comments are

A lot of these comments are vicious and nasty. I do not understand them. Most of these commentators could spend the time that they take reading and commenting about people who have accomplished great things, reading and learning how to properly formulate sentences and spell correctly.
Anonymous's picture

Unfortunately, mate, these

Unfortunately, mate, these alleged "vicious" commentators seem to have a better command of the English language than the fools who try to combat with them, and along with 99% of people who even comment on this website. Most likely they've read more books than you've ever seen at once and perhaps you can even learn a thing or two from them! PS: Don't forget to thank us.
Anonymous's picture

bless him Jesus! idiots write

bless him Jesus! idiots write books! so what kind of books are you reading? i'm guessing the kind full of hate, because that's all you seem to spew... i'm not interested in learning "a thing or two" from you, thanks though
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This response makes no sense.

This response makes no sense.
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Anonymous's picture

Its Sad that people on here

Its Sad that people on here are so disrespectful and do athest. Now if it was you that was diagnosed with an illness and it was not operable you would not be so hateful and disrespecttful would you. Illnesses are things that happen. no one asks for it its just how life is. as sad as it is Wish No illness of any kind would take place. Its Just sad that when a Famous person gets ill or dies they get all the fanfare and praise. but let an "Average" person who is not so famous get diagnosed with the same thing as a famous person. Do they get the same acknowlegement or fanfare if they pass on?? No. Because they have money live in mansions have maids buttlers and nannies they get the "royal Treatment" and thats not right. My Prayers to her and her family
Miss Ro's picture

We are about to lose a

We are about to lose a legend. All these awards shows better start giving her honors now. Pancreatic cancer aint no joke. Patrick Swayze recently died from it.
Queen Safira's picture

Those of you with negativity

Those of you with negativity in your spirit concerning this matter, I pray for you. Aretha can make it through but do I believe when it's your time, it's your time. Prayer is for anything your heart desires. We aren't just praying for her life. We're praying for her to have peace of mind, strength for her family and friends, for understanding and guidance, for the many doctors that will be helping her.....etc. If you don't want to pray fine. Aretha is a legend, she has lived a long life and IF she passes away she will be missed. But in the mean time prayer is good for her soul and ours.
Anonymous's picture

Please explain to me the

Please explain to me the mechanisms in which the magic fairy dust of the prayers that leaves your lips travels and somehow affects Aretha Franklin's "soul." Btw, there is no such thing as a soul. Consciousness exists only in the mind. Sigh, I'm done playing with idiots now.
Anonymous's picture

Wow for a person who is "so

Wow for a person who is "so called " enlightened you seem awfully angry and bitter. There is a higher power or God that created all. Those who can't see it just from living and "nature" is blind as a bat but if you want to believe what you believe go ahead but why be so angry and downright antagonistic to those who chose to believe. You could have stated your point in another manner/ way. You just seem to be all about kicking up dust and commotion.
JustSaying's picture

But you're obviously not done

But you're obviously not done playing with mysticism and scientology. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, child. Pray without ceasing and see if your "consciousness" doesn't get a little boost. That's coming from my spirit *and* my soul.
Ashleigh's picture

says who? i could argue that

says who? i could argue that there is a thing that is given the name "soul" and you could argue that there is not such a thing. no one can prove that either is correct or incorrect. Don't knock someone's belief because yours is different. Good luck.
Anonymous's picture

Er.. so why believe in

Er.. so why believe in anything that isn't certain or proven, mate? I know your brilliant ass is no scientist and are in no way qualified to even begin considering thinking about setting up the experiments for this age old, baseless hypothesis. Normally, smart people tend to have like, you know.. reasons? ..That are based on evidence before they assume they're right about something. Come hard or keep your helmet on and get on that short bus, homes. You're not fucking with me.
Anonymous's picture

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