Let’s keep Aretha Franklin in our prayers! A person close to the singer spoke with the Associated Press and confirmed that Aretha is seriously ill.

Earlier this year, Aretha canceled some scheduled concerts after her doctor advised her to rest.


Aretha’s friend Roland Martin took to Twitter and tweeted, “Many of you are asking me to confirm the health status of @ArethaFranklin. Folks, I’ve known for several months. The Queen is surrounded by loved ones. That’s all I will say for now. Please keep her, the family and her longtime support staff in your prayers.”