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Aretha Franklin Released From The Hospital


Dec. 15 2010, Published 10:41 a.m. ET

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Cancer-Stricken Aretha Franklin will be home for the holidays, can confirm. The legendary singer has been released from hospital after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed disease - reported to be pancreatic cancer.

"I've been at home for almost three days now," the singer confirmed in an official statement. "My family and friends who brought me home are taking great care of me.

"I also have a private nurse who visits on a daily basis.  I'm hoping to be strong enough to go out and see the upcoming Sam Cooke play at the Music Hall in Downtown Detroit before January 2, as well as a performance of Dreamgirls at the FOX before it closes."

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In a report earlier this week, confirmed Franklin is not giving up on her battle against the disease, and her rep has reiterated those claims made by her cousin.

"Earlier this week, Aretha Franklin was discharged from a Detroit hospital after undergoing surgery that her doctors deemed highly successful!

"The Queen of Soul is in great spirits and very happy to be home where she will be resting in anticipation of spending the upcoming holiday season with her family."

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