Aretha Franklin "Doing Better Than Expected" Amid Cancer Reports
Aretha Franklin is reportedly headed home. The ailing singer, 68, is "doing better than doctors expected" and will likely leave the Detroit-area hospital this weekend, her cousin Brenda Corbett told the Detroit Free Press Wednesday.
The R&B legend "has a long life in front of her and will be back in concert, on stage, late spring or early summer," Corbett added.
Last week, Franklin announced that she had undergone a surgical procedure -- but she and her reps declined to say what the illness was. Another relative told Detroit's Fox2 news that she is suffering from cancer; multiple sources have claimed that Franklin is battling incurable pancreatic cancer.
In early November, the Grammy-winning star cancelled all of her concert engagements through May 2011 citing "medical reasons."