added: 18 Oct 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Aretha Franklin may be past her multi-year fight with a mystery illness.
The soul icon has been fighting an unnamed disease since 2010, cancelling dates on and off throughout the period, but she has revealed to the Detroit News that the worst might be behind her.
'The side effects were rough,' Franklin said, of treatments she had to endure for an illness she preferred not to detail. 'But I'm glad to be back in it!'
'I need a party, after what I've been through,' she said. ' I spent most of the summer in bed. But everything is good now, good to go.'
Up next is a new album that she is doing for long-time friend Clive Davis and being produced by the team of Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Don Was. The trio is expected to meet today to chart a course for the project.
Franklin will record a few covers for the album including Whitney Houston's How Will I Know, Dinah Washington's Teach Me Tonight and Etta James' At Last which Aretha performed for Detroit media (see video below courtesy of the Detroit News).
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