Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin is noticeably slimmer these days since having surgery in December. The 68-year-old Franklin underwent surgery during that time for an undisclosed ailment, which some believe was gastric bypass.
Although Franklin denies it, she has never specified exactly what kind of surgery it was, stating only that it was “more than minor surgery.”
Regardless of the gastric-bypass rumors, Franklin say she lost the weight by working out and walking on a track three times a week. She’s given up her beloved chitterlings, pigs’ feet and ham hocks in favor of a Whole Foods-type diet, and hopes to get down to a size 16.
“They’re off my diet. They just really don’t fit with Whole Foods,” she said. “I had it for enough years that I don’t miss it. You can’t continue to eat things that are not good for you.”
She’s right about those ham hocks & pig’s feet…. not only will they kill you but they’ll make your breastesses BIG AS HELL! 😯
Ms. Franklin was also spotted recently sitting courtside at a Detroit Piston’s game (photos below).
I guess we’ll be seeing a lot more (or shall I say a lot less) of her on the scene now that she’s happier with her appearance.
You go girl!