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Aretha Franklin is not here for people who keep saying she is on her deathbed.

“I’m doing well generally, all tests have come back good,” the Queen of Soul told Us Weekly . “I’ve lost a lot of weight due to side effects of medicine , it affects your weight… Thanxxxx for your concern.”

On Tuesday another rumor was circulating on social media, claiming that she had died.

Franklin’s friend and entertainment reporter, Shaun Robinson, helped to let people know that Franklin was still alive and kicking.

“Good Morning, Everyone. I just spoke to one of Ms. Franklin’s family friends in my hometown of Detroit,” Robinson posted on Twitter.

“They spoke to Aretha moments ago and asked me to tell you please don’t believe this news that was trending. Have a good day.”

Earlier this year Franklin announced that she was going to be retiring from music though she plans to stay busy by opening a nightclub.

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