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.
"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."
"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."
"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."