ARETHA Franklin insists her recent weight-loss isn’t down to gastric bypass surgery.
The Queen of Soul has lost 85 lbs.
“Definitely not — and would not,” Franklin, 68, told Access Hollywood when quizzed about the gastric band rumors.
“I heard that [rumor]. I said, ‘That is crazy.’”
Aretha — who underwent a mysterious surgical procedure in December for reasons she refuses to reveal — said she was “not going to even deal with” rumors that she had pancreatic cancer and that the the weight came off “from the surgery that I had,” although she did not specify the procedure.
“But it definitely was not the bariatric or, what is it, gastric by — Yeah, I can’t even tell you the correct name of it,” she says, adding, “It’s really not necessary to talk about one’s personal medical [health].”[imagebrowser id=1009]
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