Aretha Franklin says she’s “doing well,” shares reason for recent weight loss

Nicholas Hunt/WireImageAretha Franklin has come forward to address rumors that she’s seriously ill.

Rumors that Franklin was ailing began circulating after she appeared much thinner than usual at a charity performance last month in New York City. But in an exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, the 75-year-old Queen of Soul insists that she’s “doing very well.”

“I have lost a lot of weight due to the side effects from my medicine,” Aretha explains, “but all of my tests are very good!”

Franklin didn’t go into detail about the medication she is taking, saying …read more