BET is reporting that Aretha Franklin is in serious condition while being housed in a Detroit hospital.
According to the entertainment site, the Queen of Soul is “gravelly ill” and is currently surrounded by friends and family who are reportedly asking for prayers and privacy at this time.
They are also said to be “preparing for the worst.”
For years, Aretha Franklin has battled numerous health problems 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 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.”
Fans are sending her good wishes and hoping that she pulls through.