Legendary singer Aretha Franklin ‘gravely ill’ at Detroit hospital, per reports

Getty									The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is reportedly hospitalized and gravely ill

According to Showbiz 411, the 76-year-old is "gravely ill" and now "surrounded by family and people close to her" at a Detroit hospital in MI.

HuffPost UK has contacted a representative for Aretha for comment, and is awaiting a response.

True to her word, her final show was on November 2, 2017. The Queen of Soul is 76 years old.

"I Knew You Were Waiting for Me", a duet she sang with the late British singer George Michael, was one of her Grammy-winning hits.

"I was sitting there reading the newspaper and it was saying someone in my family said that", she added. 'I've lost a lot of weight due to side effects of medicine, it affects your weight...

"Aretha Franklin has been ordered by her doctor to stay off the road and rest completely for at least the next two months", read a statement from her management at the time.

Aretha is surrounded by family and people close to her.

However all three of Aretha's siblings fell to cancer.

In 2002, her eldest sister Erma died of throat cancer.

Aretha promised she wasn't going to "go anywhere and just sit down and do nothing".

"I will be recording, but this will be my past year in concert", Franklin announced during a Detroit radio interview in February 2017. I feel very, very enriched and satisfied with respect to where my career came from and where it is now'.

Franklin was the first ever woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and topped Rolling Stone's Greatest Artists of All Time List.

Over the course of her five-decade career, Aretha has earned 18 Grammy awards and sold over 75 million records.

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