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Queen of Soul tells Jet medical problem resolved

Jan 7, 2011 6:14:00 AM - thestate.com
Aretha Franklin says the undisclosed ailment that led the Grammy Award-winning singer to have surgery in Detroit has been resolved.

The Queen of Soul tells Jet magazine she began to worry after experiencing a sharp pain in her side during a concert last year in Toronto. The interview is in a story posted Thursday on Jet's website.

Franklin says she first thought the problem stemmed from a colonoscopy, but later had doctors run tests. Franklin says she won't discuss reports she was treated for pancreatic cancer.

The Jet interview is the third with the magazine since the 68-year-old Franklin underwent a surgical procedure in December. Franklin already had canceled concert dates and personal appearances through May, and said doctors ordered eight weeks of rest.

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