Cape Town - Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin is reportedly "gravely ill".
According to Showbiz 411 the 76-year-old music icon is “surrounded” by her closest friends and family, after battling extensive health problems in recent years.
The Queen of Soul was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and delivered her most recent performance at the Elton John AIDS Foundation party in New York last November.
Back in March of this year Aretha had to cancel a series of shows on doctor’s orders.
SEE A PHOTO OF HER DURING THE PERFORMANCE IN NOVEMBER HERE: