Aretha Franklin was ordered by her doctors to lose wait to continue to live. The queen of soul Aretha Franklin is 75 years old opted to have life-saving, stomach-stapling surgery that would allow her body to survive the horror of chemotherapy. She went from 310 pounds to losing 103 pounds in a matter of months. Mrs. Franklin health problems circle back to 2010.
The combination of the debilitating treatments and weight-loss surgery had a massive impact on the Queen of Soul — who’d ballooned to a whopping 310 pounds last June!