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myFOXdetroit.com Staff – Fox 2 News in Detroit has confirmed that the “Queen of Soul” has cancer. A close relative of Aretha Franklin tells reporter Al Allen that they are very concerned.

At this time Franklin’s family says she is doing “OK”, but they are asking for the continued prayers and thoughts from the community.

Today The National Enquirer reported that Franklin has incurable pancreatic cancer. Fox 2 cold not confirm the type of cancer Franklin has. Last week she underwent surgery for a mystery illness.

The surgery was deemed a success, but it came under mysterious circumstances. A few weeks ago Franklin canceled all concerts through May 2011 due to “medical reasons.”

This is a statement released by Franklin following her surgery last Thursday (December 2nd):