Aretha Franklin Laughs Off Gastric Surgery Rumor


Aretha Franklin


Rumored doing a gastric bypass surgery in December 2010, the Queen of Soul claims the rumor is 'crazy', saying 'It's really not necessary to talk about one's personal medical [health].'

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin has laughed off reports she underwent gastric bypass surgery in December 2010, insisting the rumors about her mystery operation are "crazy". The Queen of Soul has refused to divulge details about the health crisis which saw her hospitalized in 2010, forcing her to axe a series of concerts.

She denied claims she was being treated for pancreatic cancer, and now Franklin has dismissed the latest speculation surrounding her welfare after shedding 85 pounds of body fat. In an interview with U.S. news show Access Hollywood, due to air on March 14, Franklin scoffs at the suggestion, saying, "Definitely not, and would not. I heard that [rumor]. I said, 'That is crazy.' "

The superstar remains mum about the specific procedure, only revealing the weight loss is linked, admitting the excess pounds came off "from the surgery that I had". She adds, "But it definitely was not the bariatric or, what is it, gastric by...Yeah, I can't even tell you the correct name of it. It's really not necessary to talk about one's personal medical [health]."

Franklin recently told U.S. talk show host Wendy Williams she knew it was time to do something about her weight gain after realizing she was "too fat for words".

© AceShowbiz.com


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