Legendary soul and R&B singer Aretha Franklin underwent an undisclosed surgery on Wednesday, December 1, 2010. Franklin has not released details regarding the surgery but her publicist issued a statement indicating the procedure was a success with "The surgery was highly successful. God is still in control. I had superb doctors and nurses whom were blessed by all the prayers of the city and the country. God bless you all for your prayers."
Fans and supporters gathered in Detroit, Michigan, while the sixty eight year old Franklin was in the operating room. Franklin's surgery followed a one month, doctor ordered hiatus during which the singer cancelled all scheduled concerts and appearances.