Singer Aretha Franklin says she's 85% healed
NEW YORK (AP) - Aretha Franklin won't say what caused her latest health problems, but says she's had a "miraculous" recovery and is looking forward to performing soon.
"My treatments are going very well. My last CAT (Computer Axial Tomography) scan, my doctor at the CAT scan and everyone who sees this says that this is miraculous, absolutely miraculous," Franklin said in a phone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday.
"I was talking to Smokey Robinson, my oldest best friend Smokey, talking about the fact that some doctors are not very well acquainted with faith healing. And Smokey said, 'Well, they just don't know who your healer is'."
The 71-year-old Queen of Soul has cancelled several concerts and public appearances over the last few months due to unspecified health concerns. On Monday, she said she was unable to personally accept an award honoring her work on civil rights from Major League Baseball on Saturday in Chicago.