1. Headline
  1. Headline
Image: Aretha Franklin
Henny Ray Abrams  /  AP
Aretha Franklin recently had surgery, but hasn't revealed what she was treated for.
By
updated 12/2/2010 6:36:52 PM ET 2010-12-02T23:36:52

Aretha Franklin says her surgery was "highly successful" and thanks well-wishers for their prayers.

In a statement released Thursday to The Associated Press, the Queen of Soul says: "God is still in control. I had superb doctors and nurses whom were blessed by all the prayers of the city and the country."

Franklin did not say what she was being treated for.

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

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Discuss:

Discussion comments

,

Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments

More on TODAY.com

  1. Watch the full 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer: What we couldn’t show on TV

    “Fifty Shades of Grey” fans, you’ve come to the right place. 

    7/24/2014 12:30:07 PM +00:00 2014-07-24T12:30:07
  2. video ‘Fifty Shades’ stars give first look at steamy film

    video Stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson offer TODAY viewers a sneak peek at the highly anticipated film. When Savannah Guthrie told Dornan that viewers had asked if he'd do the interview shirtless, he said, “I would have considered it.” 

    7/24/2014 12:37:20 PM +00:00 2014-07-24T12:37:20
  3. Not a date movie: Why ‘Fifty Shades’ a girls’ night hit

    Even though the film is opening on Valentine's Day — the biggest date night of the year — women are likely to turn the movie into a social event.

    7/24/2014 1:22:41 PM +00:00 2014-07-24T13:22:41
  4. Universal Pictures
Breaking news
  1. Wreckage found after jet carrying 116 people disappears

    A commercial jetliner crashed on Thursday after adjusting its route due to a storm and vanishing in western Africa, an official said.

    7/24/2014 2:47:05 PM +00:00 2014-07-24T14:47:05
  1. Brandon Goodwin / TODAY

    Have a ball! See Natalie and Jenna tube, tour baseball museum in Cooperstown

    7/24/2014 12:34:17 PM +00:00 2014-07-24T12:34:17