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Aretha Franklin has said that her recent health problems have now “been resolved”.

Speaking to JET magazine, the soul legend said she’d been suffering from “a very hard pain in my side” and had recently undergone a colonoscopy as a result.

When this process found nothing negative, she subsequently advised by her doctor to undergone a CAT scan, of which Franklin added: “Thank God he said that because that unfolded what the problem was and everything.”

Franklin gave away few details about her condition, and refused to comment on reports that she’d been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. “I don’t have to talk about my health with anybody other than my doctors,” she said. “The problem has been resolved.”

She did have a message for those who had been worried about her health. “I know my fans are concerned,” she said. “Let them know I am feeling great and coming along.”

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