We sure hope this isn't true!
The magazine, known for it's over-the-top celebrity news, says that the Queen of Soul only has 6 to 8 months to live as she is locked in a secret life-or-death battle with the same cancer that took the life of actor Patrick Swayze, whose illness the Enquirer was the first to report.
The article goes on to say that the disease has only a 5 to 10 percent survival rate and Aretha's weight and age lower the odds.
If this is true, we're SO SORRY to hear about this and we wish Aretha the best as she fights the cancer.
If it's not true, we think the Enquirer should give Aretha a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T and may owe her an apology.
Either way, stay strong, Aretha!
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