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Aretha Franklin's voice is still as powerful as ever, and she'll never give up recording!
To make sure she doesn't have to, Aretha needs to stay healthy — something that she takes very seriously after a few scares (she had to miss Whitney Houston's funeral because of leg spasms!). While at first glance you could think that Aretha might not be in the best shape, looks can be deceiving! It doesn't mean she isn't healthy!
All things considered, at 71 she's active and going strong! That's an INCREDIBLE place to be!
So how does she keep so active and upbeat?
While on tour to promote her latest album, Falling Out Of Love, Aretha Franklin made an unscheduled pit stop at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis to x-ray her toe injured in an accident on Friday.
The Queen of Soul tripped over her Jimmy Choo spiked heels in her hotel suite and felt a sharp pain in her left index toe.
She says it "hurt like heck for a minute, but seemed to subside." However, x-rays a few days later revealed a fracture in the toe!
We're so sorry to hear that, but it sounds like things could have been worse for the music legend who said, "I'm so grateful it wasn't my right piano [pedal] foot."
She still has other problems on her mind though. As she was gearing up for a performance in Virginia on Tuesday night, she joked:
"How am I supposed to match my new Marc Jacobs gown with this wooden blue hospital shoe?"
We're glad that's ALL she's worrying about, especially after her mysterious health scare last year, which required serious surgery!
Good luck at the show, Aretha! We're sure you'll find some way to stylishly rock that wooden blue hospital shoe!
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The Queen of Soul appeared on The View Thursday to promote her new album, A Woman Falling Out of Love, and admitted that her dramatic weight loss is a result of the surgery she underwent 5 months ago.
Despite the wow inducing results, she insists "it was not Bariatric surgery."
Honestly, we don't really care WHAT it was as long as it was healthy. She's made it clear she does not want to talk about it and says she's "feeling wonderful [and] fabulous", so that's all we care about!
Watch her show off her new body and classic voice as she performs her timeless hit, Respect, above!
In order to lose weight, you have to REALLY want to lose weight. Aretha Franklin admits although trying to lose weight most of her life, she "didn’t know how to lose weight.”
Recently, the singer has begun an incredible transformation and lost 85 pounds, leaving people to speculate that she may have surgery to thank.
In actuality, she should be thanking an embarrassing accident! In an interview, Aretha revealed that she BROKE an exercise machine at her heaviest, which spurred the revaluation that she was "just to heavy."
She explained the accident, saying:
“I had a Power Rider that I used for exercise and I actually broke it — I was that heavy. I didn’t know how to lose weight.”
Besides the actual epiphany to R-E-S-P-E-C-T her body, the singer credits good old fashioned healthy exercise for her weight loss, saying:
“I’m on the track at least three times a week, and the treadmill. I’m up to about 26 minutes on the treadmill and a mile and a half on the track. I haven’t worked up to a run yet; it’s more like a slow trot.”
Trot or not, we're ecstatic that she was able to focus on the positive after her embarrassing fitness accident, instead of focusing on the negative.
Keep up the good work, gurl! We can't wait to see more pictures of the results!
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She’s not telling.
But she has said that she has not had any weight-loss surgeries.
"Definitely not, and would not," she said about surgery. "I don't have to talk about my health with anybody other than my doctors.”
We respect her right to not wanting to share every detail of her life with the public, but we hope she opens up about her weight loss at some point! Her inspiring story could help others!
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She sat down to talk with Wendy Williams about eating right, weight-loss, her health, and music in an interview in Detroit.
Overall Aretha seems to be fabulous — and she looks great!
We can all finally stop worrying!
Aretha is already working on a new album, but most importantly, she’s focusing on getting her health back on track.
"I want to not only maintain the weight I am at now, but better it, by one dress size," said Aretha.
Franklin has cut out some home-cooking favorites from her diet, such as chitterlings, pigs' feet and ham hocks.
"They're off my diet. They just really don't fit with Whole Foods. I had it for enough years that I don't miss it. You can't continue to eat things that are not good for you."
Franklin admits that it’s tough to stick to her healthy lifestyle but that she’s making it work:
"When you come off (a high-energy concert), a carrot or some celery just isn't going to work. I've gotta do a fresh fruit thing … and come up with some tasty and satisfying recipes that are going to work for me after concerts."
The world is better now that she’s back on track!
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