Aretha Franklin is ‘seriously ill’

Respect was a giant hit for Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin who was just 25 when the track was released

Houstonians are sharing their thoughts and prayers with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin after learning of her grave illness Monday.

Turkey currency crisis: Turkey's central bank has vowed to take all necessary action to stem the lira's spiral, as the country's currency continues to spook global markets.

Franklin said she felt "exuberant" about her plans and at the time vowed to continue to do "some select things, many one a month, for six months out of the year".

"She was telling me she rides around the city every now and then - she talks about how handsome it is again", Fakir said. Trump tweeted that his former employee had only started to attack him after she lost her job. "They have not only asked for prayers during this time, but they have also asked for their privacy". In 2010, Rolling Stone magazine put her at the top of its list of the 100 greatest singers of all time, male or female.

- Aretha may have been born in Tennessee, but arguably it was her church community at New Bethel Baptist Church that raised her. "I really don't know what it would be like not to have her".

Aretha Franklin's nephew says the ailing soul legend is "alert and laughing" at home with her family.

More news: Turkey promises to calm market jitters over lira nosedive

Responding to the hoax later the same day, the 75-year-old legendary singer told Us Weekly in a statement: "I'm doing well generally, all test have come back good".

"So many (of them) have given us decades of Timeless music", the rapper wrote on Twitter. But I am not one of those people. "And the way you know that you can", she told Vogue.

The soul singer has been dogged by reports of failing health for years and appeared frail in recent photos, but she has kept her struggles private.

Beyonce opened her show Monday by saying, "This show is dedicated Aretha Franklin".

Franklin has 44 Grammy nominations and 18 wins.

Related News:

  • NASA spacecraft blasts off toward sun for closest look yet

    NASA spacecraft blasts off toward sun for closest look yet

    It'll fly just over 6 million km from the surface - protected from the searing temperatures by a revolutionary new heat shield. Eugene Parker is a University of Chicago professor emeritus in physics who first proposed the concept of the solar wind .
    Manchester City's Pep Guardiola not fazed by title-favourites tag

    Manchester City's Pep Guardiola not fazed by title-favourites tag

    Kevin Kilbane believes that Liverpool FC will be Manchester City's closest challengers for the Premier League title this season. Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho lauded Liverpool for its acquisitions and said The Reds should contend for the title.
    Iran's Khamenei: There Will Be No Talks With 'Duplicitous' US

    Iran's Khamenei: There Will Be No Talks With 'Duplicitous' US

    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday government mismanagement has hurt Iran's economy more than US sanctions.
  • Democrats' hope of taking the House could hit roadblock in Minnesota

    Democrats' hope of taking the House could hit roadblock in Minnesota

    The latest vote count Friday widened Sarah Smith's lead over her Republican opponent, yet she is still behind the incumbent. Sarah Smith has previously said that she shares many opinions as her Democratic colleague Adam Smith who now holds the job.
    Trudeau: Canada will not back down from criticism of Saudi Arabia

    Trudeau: Canada will not back down from criticism of Saudi Arabia

    I'd like to think that standing up against human rights violations would gain similar support, but such is not the case. If Canada had concerns it should have raised them directly with Saudi Arabia, not in public, he added.

    Iran's Khamenei bans holding direct talks with United States

    The sanctions target Iran's trade in gold and other precious metals, its purchases of USA dollars and its auto industry. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's remarks were carried by Iran's state television Monday.
  • Meghan Markle's Dad Reveals He Was Colluding With Paparazzi And Staging Photos

    Meghan Markle's Dad Reveals He Was Colluding With Paparazzi And Staging Photos

    The former Kate Middleton also had a royal moment years before she would meet Prince William at the University of St. But they will only react and reach out to dad-of-three Thomas when Meghan signals that she is ready to speak to him.
    Turkish lira crisis gets worse with fresh 11% plunge

    Turkish lira crisis gets worse with fresh 11% plunge

    Erdogan said his country would begin to seek new partners, following what he described as a "political plot" against Ankara. The lira did find a sliver of support when Turkey's central bank said it had lowered reserve requirement ratios for banks.
    Tiger Woods in 'uncharted territory' after rising from rock bottom

    Tiger Woods in 'uncharted territory' after rising from rock bottom

    Meanwhile, Koepka was making back-to-back birdies at 15 and 16 to get to 16 under and seize control of the tournament. Perhaps the most shocking thing about Woods' score on Sunday was the fact he was utterly helpless off the tee.
  • Anthony to sign with Rockets Monday

    Anthony to sign with Rockets Monday

    The Rockets fell one win short of the NBA Finals, dropping the Western Conference Finals to the Warriors in seven games. The Hawks had traded for Anthony in a three-team deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Philadelphia 76ers.
    Truth Behind Pogba's Rumored Transfer From Manchester United

    Truth Behind Pogba's Rumored Transfer From Manchester United

    At the last count the Nou Camp dwellers have sealed deals for the likes of Arthur Melo, Clement Lenglet, Malcom and Arturo Vidal. Paul Pogba is undoubtedly one of the best players at Manchester United .
    Nadal withdraws from Cincinnati Masters for extra rest

    Nadal withdraws from Cincinnati Masters for extra rest

    Whatever the outcome on his birthday, Tsitsipas is expected to climb into the world's top 15 following his superb run of form. He converted his first match point of the tiebreaker to win his fifth ATP World Tour title of the season.


Most liked

Man Arrested After Car Crashes Into Parliament
I turned around and I saw a silver vehicle driving very fast close to the railings, maybe even on the pavement", she said. Scotland Yard have said a man has been arrested. "I was walking on the other side [of the road].

On Charlottesville Anniversary, Trump Condemns 'All types Of Racism'
The violence culminated with a man driving a vehicle into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing a woman and injuring 19 people. The senator said he laid out his "opportunity zones" legislation.

Donald Trump: There Is No Tape, N-Word Not in My Vocabulary
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was quick to criticize her actions. She adds he behaves badly when Melania is away and is often misogynistic.

Flight Data and Human Remains Found in Stolen Sea-Tac Plane
Gary Beck, President and CEO of Horizon Air, said in a statement the plane crashed "about an hour" after it left Sea-Tac airport. Outside of the USA , please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources .

Google is tracking you even when you say 'Don't'
The tech giant's ad revenue rose 20 percent previous year to $95.4 billion, largely due to location tracking to drive ad revenue. And if you want to turn off web and app activity , you need to go to Google settings - although where precisely it's not clear.

Remembering Sridevi on her birth anniversary, view her rare pictures
Earlier as well, Boney Kapoor had spoken about "life without Sridevi " and had said, "She was suddenly gone". Meanwhile, Sridevi's husband Boney Kapoor and daughters Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor are in Delhi today.

Resurgent Tiger Woods electrifies in 2nd-place finish at the PGA Championship
While he bogeyed the fifth and then followed a birdie at the ninth with a three-putt at the 10th before fighting back. Thomas Pieters, who played well in the 2016 defeat, shot back to prominence with a sixth-place finish at the US PGA .

Broncos fans start GoFundMe page to buy out Paxton Lynch’s contract
The Cardinals used four quarterbacks, with rookie Josh Rosen completing 6 of 13 passes for 41 yards. Take a look at this pass to wide receiver Stefon Diggs .

New Red Dead Redemption 2 Video Shows 6 Minutes of Gameplay
You'll need to bond with your horse to improve its temperament, which sounds a lot like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The gang isn't the typical collection of bandits, however, it's actually more of a nomadic family of people.

Trump encourages boycott against Harley-Davidson
His administration has battled against eliminating tariffs and trade barriers that harm the interests of the United States. A really bad move! 'Most other companies are coming in our direction, including Harley competitors.

Turkish senior official warns of perception operation | Turkey
Banks' liquidity needs will be provided by the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT), the bank announced on Monday. He also said the government had no plans to seize foreign currency deposits or convert deposits to the Turkish lira .

Fallout 76 is completely changing how perks work
It is apparently possible, however, to acquire cards which players can not equip until they reach a higher level. However, they will drop all the junk that they are carrying, which is the resource that is used for crafting.

Impossible to ignore Cup Series' 'Big 3 — NASCAR at MI
Larson's three-race MI win streak ended with the last visit to the track. 1 time for 25 laps; Kyle Busch 3 times for 22 laps; D. You don't go back after a win and sit on your hands and not do anything and talk about how good you were.

FBI Fires Peter Strzok, Agent Removed From Russia Investigation Over Trump Texts
Goelman said that the deputy director "departed from established precedent by firing" Strzok. Each was referred to the FBI for possible violations of the bureau's code of conduct.

Paul Pogba, Jose Mourinho, Ed Woodward
Mourinho even warned, as the window drew to a close, the club was is in for a hard season if no more deals came over the line. But it was when he was asked whether he was happy at Old Trafford that Pogba gave a rather extraordinary answer.