People reports that, according to a statement from Aretha Franklin, the 68-year-old music diva is in recovery from surgery at a Detroit area hospital. “The surgery was highly successful,” said Franklin. “God is still in control. I had superb doctors and nurses whom were blessed by all the prayers of the city and the country. God bless you all for your prayers!” The reason for the surgery was undisclosed.

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