VIDEO: Aretha Franklin Shows Off Dramatic Weight Loss On The View

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Apr. 28 2011, Updated 3:35 p.m. ET

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A noticeably slimmed-down Aretha Franklin appeared on The View Thursday to promote her new album, A Woman Falling Out of Love.

The legendary Queen of Soul would not talk about the surgery she underwent five months ago, but said she's "feeling wonderful and fabulous."

She said that her while her 85-pound weight loss is the by-product of the surgery she underwent, she emphasized that “it was not Bariatric surgery." (Bariatric surgery refers to a procedure performed to help obese individuals shed pounds).

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The Chain of Fools singer, 69, wore a red top and black pants. She said she’s adopted better eating habits since the procedure.

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Franklin's new album, A Woman Falling Out of Love, is available exclusively at all Wal-Mart locations.


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