Contact Us

Aretha Franklin Denies Having Gastric Bypass Surgery

She tells “Access Hollywood”, quote, “It was gradual, it wasn’t all at once. Somewhere I heard somebody thinks I got some ‘bariatric’ surgery, I think that’s it. That’s a surgery that I would never ever ever ever ever [get], believe me.”

When specifically asked if she had gastric bypass surgery, she added, quote, “Definitely not, and would not.” She called gastric bypass surgery “scary”…and said that she had a cousin who had it, and she “turned green, and she did pass, too.”

Aretha did admit that the weight came off “from the surgery” she had, but again refused to reveal the nature of the procedure.

She previously denied rumors that she’d been treated for pancreatic cancer.

She said, quote, “The doctor did say to me, he said, ‘Mrs. Franklin, you are going to feel better than you have felt maybe in 10 or 15 years.  The surgery that you had is going to add 15 years to your life.’” Aretha’s 69th birthday is next Friday.

“Access Hollywood” will air the interview in two parts, tonight and tomorrow.

You can watch a preview, here:

And here are a few pictures that show how much weight Aretha has lost, along with my favorite picture of Aretha…in the magnificent hat she wore to President Obama’s inauguration:

Best of Kool 98

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://98kool.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Kool 98 VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Kool 98 VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.