Tuesday 22 August 2017

Prayer vigil for Aretha Franklin

A community prayer vigil has been held in Detroit for Aretha Franklin
A community prayer vigil has been held in Detroit for Aretha Franklin

A community prayer vigil has been held in Detroit for Aretha Franklin, a day before organisers say the singing legend is to undergo a medical procedure.

City councillor JoAnn Watson and others gathered in the town centre to pray for Aretha.

Last month, the 68-year-old singer announced she was cancelling all concert dates and personal appearances until May on the orders of her doctors.

Aretha was not at the vigil, but in a statement she thanked the city council, saying "all prayers are good".

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