Tuesday morning legendary singer, Aretha Franklin began trending on social media due to rumors being spread she was ill and on her death bed.
A popular gossip site reported that the legendary singer was in the hospital things weren’t looking too good for her. The site also reported that she had a plethora of celebs come and visit her to say their final goodbyes.
Soon after the site posted the rumor the hashtag #RipArethaFranklin began trending on Twitter.
Franklin responded to the rumors,
“I’m doing well generally, all test have come back good. I’ve lost a lot of weight due to side effects of medicine, it affects your weight … Thanxxxx for your concern.”
Shaun Robinson, who serves as a representative for Franklin also updated fans via Twitter as well.
Good Morning, Everyone. I just spoke to one of Ms. Franklin’s family friends in my hometown Detroit. They spoke to Aretha moments ago and asked me to tell you please don’t believe this news that was trending. Have a good day.
Well, with that being said we are glad she’s doing okay! People do your research before you post!