Aretha Franklin Recovering at Home After Cancer Surgery

The legendary singer is on the road to recovery, and her rep says she's "in great spirits and very happy to be home"

Aretha Franklin is resting at home, where she will continue to recover from major surgery. The Queen of Soul was released from a Detroit hospital earlier this week, where she had undergone a surgical procedure on Dec. 2 for an undisclosed ailment.

Though family members told the press that Franklin, 68, is suffering from pancreatic cancer, no official word from the iconic singer's camp has been released. For now, Franklin says she's just happy to be back to her familiar surroundings.

"I've been at home for almost three days now," Franklin said in a statement. "My family and friends who brought me home are taking great care of me. I also have a private nurse who visits on a daily basis."

The singer also plans to be back doing what she loves sooner than later.

"I'm hoping to be strong enough to go out and see the upcoming Sam Cooke play at the Music Hall in downtown Detroit before Jan. 2, as well as a performance of Dreamgirls at the FOX before it closes," she says.

"The Queen of Soul is in great spirits and very happy to be home where she will be resting in anticipation of spending the upcoming holiday season with her family," her rep adds in the statement.

Send your good wishes to Aretha Franklin below.

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