Aretha Franklin is one of those long standing legends that people occasionally say ‘I thought she died ages ago’. They’re of course wrong and fortunately so, but she did have a little life scare recently.

It’s thought the 68 year old pioneering soul sister was suffering from pancreatic cancer, but she never confirmed this, either way her doctor said she should take a back seat from performing for a while. The good news is, according to BBC News, Aretha is back on the mend and will return to the stage on 28th May this year.

She will play the Niagra Casino in Buffalo in upstate New York, sadly ow UK dates at this stage. R.E.S.P.E.C.T. to a true living legend.

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