Fans and celebrities are praying for Aretha Franklin who is gravelly ill.
BET reports that the Queen of Soul is currently surrounded by friends and family who are reportedly asking for prayers and privacy at this time. And they are also said to be “preparing for the worst.”
Aretha Franklin has battled numerous health problems for years and had had to cancel her concerts last summer after doctors recommended that she took some rests.
In 2011, news surfaced that the 76-year-old soul legend was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but she surfaced later to shut down the report. She last performed on November 2 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York, although she had announced that 2017 would be her last year “in concert.”
Now, both fans and celebrities are praying she pulls through.
See the reactions:
My prayers are with Aretha Franklin & her family during this difficult time 🙏🏾 LOOK BELOW @ what I tweeted at the top of the year we MUST CELEBRATE the Living Legends while they are here to see it. So many have given us decades of Timeless music…❤️ https://t.co/VVacLxcMSI
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) August 13, 2018
Praying for Aretha Franklin and her family right now! ❤️🙏🏽
— Ciara (@ciara) August 13, 2018
Prayers going up for the Queen of Soul tonight. Music just wouldn’t be same if not for Aretha Franklin. pic.twitter.com/oHHO5Kvfah
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) August 13, 2018
Aretha Franklin is my first memory of music. She’ll never tell us all that she suffered to share her talents with us. If it’s time for her to go, I hope she knows how much she means to the history of music, to me. I hope she finds peace. pic.twitter.com/b5RmbPpCdv
— Nichole ✨✨✨ (@tnwhiskeywoman) August 13, 2018
— Zane Media (@radiozane) August 13, 2018
Prayers up for Aretha Franklin 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
— 08/18 2️⃣5️⃣♌️ (@MikeFlight_) August 13, 2018
Pray for Aretha Franklin 🙏🏾
— Ray Rocz (@RayRocz) August 13, 2018
If you haven't already, now is the time to explain to your child, teen or young adult why Aretha Franklin is so very important to the both the world in general & the world of music.
— Haught's Heart 💗 🌹 – Kindness is the way 🍷 (@HaughtsHeart) August 13, 2018