Belfast Telegraph

Aretha Franklin home from hospital

Aretha Franklin is home from the hospital - and she's already making plans for the holidays.

In a statement, the Queen of Soul said she's been home for three days and her family and friends are taking great care of her. Aretha says she also has a private nurse who checks on her every day.

She also says she's hoping to see a play about Sam Cooke in her hometown of Detroit soon and to see the production of Dreamgirls there before it closes this month.

Aretha had surgery for an ailment she has not disclosed. She says her doctors deemed the operation "highly successful".

The singer was forced to cancel concerts recently because of illness.

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