At first glance, the tweet appears to be believable, but if you look closely, you can clearly tell that it is from a fake account. There are two "n's" on the end of Franklin's name in the Twitter handle.
In addition, a Twitter page falsely claiming to be Aretha's official Twitter feed posted a fake message on Monday announcing her passing. "Have a good day". The site posted the following photo and message on Instagram several hours ago.
We've collected some of the tweets regarding Aretha Franklin below and on the following pages.
Nonetheless, she did acknowledge that she was experiencing some health issues. It seems that every few months, there's a new story about Franklin having cancer.
After rumors spread online that she could be near death, Aretha Franklin is letting the world know that she's "doing well". "From time to time I would sing", she explained to the Detroit Free Press, "and of course, I would have special artists come in to perform for the city that people in Detroit like - Detroit favorites". "'She was due to have radical chemotherapy treatments, and was told by doctors she needed to lose weight if she wanted to survive, '" Newsone reports.
However, Franklin seems to be doing fine these days.
Franklin has struggled with false reports before.
There was not any mention of an ill-looking or frail Franklin in that report.
The diva did announce in February that she was retiring from music, but that she had one final album in the works before she did so, and that she planned to open a nightclub called Aretha's as a retirement project.
"This will be my past year".
Earlier this year, she cancelled a string of concerts due to health reasons, but has not disclosed what illness she is treating. "This is it", she told Click on Detroit. "Thanks for your concern", she said via e-mail.
The multiple Grammy victor is one of the giants of modern music, famous for hits like "Freeway of Love", "I Say a Little Prayer", "Baby I Love You, '" "Think" and "Chain of Fools"-to name a very few". This is it. I'm not going to go anywhere and just sit down and do nothing.