(WXYZ) - Just one day after fans around the world found out Aretha Franklin is battling pancreatic cancer, a cousin reports she could be coming home from hospital as early as this weekend.
According to family, she is doing better than expected as she recovers from the surgical procedure she underwent on December 1.
Shortly after surgery, Franklin thanked everyone who was thinking and praying for her, but did not disclose the details of her medical condition.
On Wednesday, a close family friend confirmed that the “Queen of Soul” is fighting cancer.
There has been an outpouring of support, thoughts and prayers family and friends.
“We all have a cross to bear and I am praying that she is able to get the victory. That is what we are all thinking right now,” Martha Reeves told Action News.
Last month, Franklin announced she was canceling all further concert dates and appearances through May.
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