It was nearly a year ago when [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Aretha Franklin[/lastfm] dropped 85 pounds.  The whole world speculated that she had pancreatic cancer.  While Aretha took to television for a few interviews, she was tight-lipped about any health scares.  The “C” word was NEVER uttered by the Queen of Soul.

Franklin just gave another interview.  This time, it was to CNN‘s Soledad O’Brien.  And, this time, she had MORE to say:

A couple other topics came up during the interview…

  • After losing 85 pounds, she put “15 or 20 back on and I’m working to get ’em back off now.”
  • On her recent engagement to Willie Wilkerson, Franklin said, “Why not get married now?” While saying she takes “fabulous” care of herself, “it wouldn’t hurt for something to remind you of certain things.” And she corrected O’Brien when she referred to him as her boyfriend — Franklin calls him “my man.”

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