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After months of speculation that she was suffering from pancreatic cancer, Aretha Franklin wants to let her fans know, she never had cancer.The Queen of Soul released a statement last week that her health problems were resolved, but refused to reveal what exactly they were.

Franklin told Jet Magazine last week that it was a pain in her side that had started the whole affair.


Aretha Franklin: “I Don’t Have To Talk About My Health To Anyone”

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For 2024’s iteration of MadameNoire and HelloBeautiful’s annual series Women to Know, we knew we wanted to celebrate the people who help make the joys of film and television possible. To create art is to create magic. This year, we spotlight Hollywood Executive’s changing the face of cinema.