Singer Aretha Franklin, 68, threw up the Roc sign (or some may say the illuminati sign) while sitting courtside with the Rev. Jesse Jackson during the Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons game in Auburn Hills, Michigan on Friday (Feb. 11). Franklin is still recuperating from a mysterious surgical procedure that was performed late last year.
Ms. Franklin wore a $530 pair of satin patent toe Lanvin sneakers to match her animal print blouse.
Judging from this photo snapped February 5 at her Bloomfield Hills, Michigan home for JET magazine, it looks like the Queen’s rumored gastric bypass surgery was a success!
Rumors swirled in early December that Ms. Franklin underwent gastric bypass, aka weight loss surgery. But then a report surfaced that Franklin was suffering from pancreatic cancer and had less than a year to live. Ms. Franklin vigorously denied that rumor in subsequent interviews.
“I know my fans are concerned. Let them know I am feeling great and coming along,” she told JET magazine. At any rate, she looks great! If she did have gastric bypass surgery, it appears to be successful.
Photo: Getty Images, JET magazine and AP