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Aretha Franklin was a no-show at Whitney Houston's funeral on Saturday because she was suffering from leg spasms, or was it because she angered the late singer's mother with remarks she made during a Friday appearance on "Today"? Was it a little disrespect?
Franklin, 69, unexpectedly canceled her scheduled performance at Houston's funeral service. Dionne Warwick was apparently unaware that Aretha wasn't there, and called for her to come to the pulpit, saying, "Oh, 'Re's not here?"
Singer Aretha Franklin had to cancel her appearance at Whitney Houston's funeral Saturday due to health concerns.
The Queen of Soul said in a statement, "Regretfully, I am so sorry that I was unable to be with you at Whitney's service today. I had every intention of being there."
R&B singer Aretha Franklin isn't heading down the aisle anytime soon.
In a statement released Monday through her rep, Franklin said her wedding to Willie Wilkerson was off. "Will and I have decided we were moving a little too fast, and there were a number of things that had not been thought through thoroughly. There will be no wedding at this time.
"We will not comment on it any further because of the very personal and sensitive nature of it. We appreciate all of the many well wishes from friends."
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Singer Aretha Franklin was forced last week to cancel all upcoming events to undergo emergency surgery, but has not revealed details. Now, according to a family friend, the Queen of Soul has cancer.
The National Enquirer is reporting that Frankin's cancer is pancreatic, and that she has less than a year to live.
The friend told myFOXdetroit.com that the family is "very concerned," but say she's doing "okay."
Although the soul singer's surgery was a success, she has canceled all concerts through May 2011 due to "medical reasons."