Aretha Franklin: My Health "Problem Has Been Resolved"

Celebrity Body Jan. 7, 2011 AT 8:26AM
Aretha Franklin: My Health "Problem Has Been Resolved" Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Aretha Franklin wants a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T as she recovers from her December health scare.

In her third interview with Jet since first being hospitalized, the 68-year-old soul singer dodges questions about her reported battle with pancreatic cancer.

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"I am not going to even deal with that," she says flatly. "I don't have to talk about my health with anybody other than my doctors. The problem has been resolved."

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"I am not one to do a lot of talking about my personal health or business. Not too much, not too much," she adds. "There are a lot of people who will talk about anything, as long as there is somebody listening. But I am not one of those people. That's not Aretha."

Details of her condition aside, the Grammy-winning singer wants her fans to know she is "feeling great and coming along."

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"I want to thank my fans and friends and supporters who have prayed for me and sent me beautiful cards and flowers," Franklin says. "Please continue to respect my privacy as I continue to recover."

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